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 isn’t held in a courtroom. They’re usually taken at an attorney’s office pursuant to agreement or a subpoena. The attorneys for all of the parties are present along with the person giving their deposition. A court reporter transcribes questions asked of the deponent along with his or her answers that are given under oath. Printed transcripts of depositions are often ordered by the attorneys. A deposition might also be videotaped at the same time that it’s transcribed by a court reporter. If the case goes to trial, a person’s credibility might be impeached if his or her trial testimony is inconsistent with 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 were injured in any type of an accident involving the negligence of somebody else, don’t hesitate to contact the Mova Law Group for a free consultation and case evaluation. You need not pay us anything up front to retain us either. That’s because we don’t even get paid until such time as we’ve obtained a settlement or verdict for you. When you or a family member have been injured in any accident involving the carelessness and negligence of somebody else, contact the San Diego personal injury lawyers at Mova Law Group right away.