In any lawsuit, gathering as much information as possible about the case is imperative for everyone involved. Each side should thoroughly investigate the facts of the case, including the opposing party’s claims. The plaintiff’s lawyer should make every effort to understand the defendant’s position and legal arguments before going to trial. This could help in two ways. First, it could help parties realize that a settlement is possible. Second, if a settlement is not possible, it helps both parties be as prepared as possible for trial with the maximum amount of information.
It is important to remember that at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, we aim to settle all of our personal injury cases. Our goal is to resolve matters swiftly while getting our clients the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. In instances where trial is inevitable, our highly skilled personal injury attorneys will zealously advocate for you in the courtroom. We understand the processes and tools required to move through a trial. One of these tools is called a “deposition.”
A deposition is the testimony of a party or witness in a civil or criminal proceeding. This is all part of the legal procedure known as the “discovery process,” which outlines the process and deadlines for information gathering in the context of a lawsuit. A deposition is taken before trial, typically in a lawyer’s office. Deposition testimony is taken orally with a lawyer asking questions while a court report or voice recorder records the testimony. Recently, the use of video has become more and more common, and depositions will usually have a video technician present who will record the entire deposition. Continue reading →