Depositions

It is common in a Personal Injury or Workers’ Compensation case for the injured person to have his or her deposition taken. A deposition is a chance for the other side to get your testimony under oath outside of court. Depositions can also be used by the defense counsel to obtain information about your case. Everything said in the deposition is recorded and transcribed by a court reporter for possible future use. What you say in the deposition can be used against you if your matter does go to court. If your testimony at trial is not consistent with the deposition, the transcript can be used to discredit your testimony. Depositions usually take place in a lawyer’s office and are often a significant part of your case. If you are not represented and have been ordered to have your deposition taken, you should contact a lawyer to see if you need representation.