In just about all civil lawsuits, the parties have the right to conduct discovery for purposes of obtaining new information about their case, defining issues and preparing their litigation strategy. Depositions are a common form of discovery. They’re also a useful tool in arriving at a settlement. They’re authorized by the California Code of Civil Procedure section 2025.220.
What happens in a deposition?
A deposition takes place outside of a courtroom. They’re frequently taken at an attorney’s office in response to a subpoena or an agreement. All of the parties’ attorneys are present, as is the person delivering the deposition.
A court reporter records the deponent’s answers to queries asked of him or her while he or she is under oath.
Attorneys frequently request printed transcripts of depositions. A deposition may also be videotaped and transcribed by a court reporter at the same time. If the case proceeds to trial, a person’s credibility may be called into question if their trial testimony contradicts their deposition testimony.
Preparation is critical
Depositions are a fact of life for any San Diego personal injury lawyer. They’ve been in countless depositions for purposes of the preparation of their cases involving negligence like what might be seen in auto accidents, construction accidents, slip and falls and trip and falls or medical malpractice. Any San Diego personal injury attorney from the Mova Law Group recognizes the fact that meticulous preparation of a personal injury case is critical to success, so they prepare accordingly.
If you or a family member has been wounded in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, please contact the Mova Law Group for a free consultation and case evaluation. You don’t have to pay anything up advance to keep us. That’s because we don’t get paid until we’ve secured a settlement or verdict on your behalf. Contact the San Diego personal injury lawyers at Mova Law Group right soon if you or a family member has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or negligence.