Depositions in Personal Injury Lawsuits

Most likely, your personal injury case will never actually see the inside of a court room. There is always the possibility that both sides will come to no agreement and from there your case may indeed go to court, but the vast majority of personal injury lawsuits are settled outside of court. But the settling process does have a number of steps. Depositions are one of these steps.

In many ways, depositions are similar to witness testimony in court in which a lawyer grills a witness on the stand. If you are thinking about entering into a personal injury lawsuit and wish to know more about the various steps in the process, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 877-366-5557 today.

What Will Happen

Depositions are still very formal even though they are not in a court room environment. In order for depositions to proceed smoothly, the following must happen:

  • Notice must be given to all individuals that are being deposed. If someone does not want to testify, a subpoena may be issued which will force them to do so at the threat of punishment.
  • A court reporter must be present to record all things that are said during the deposition even though they are not occurring in court.
  • Audio or visual records are also commonly used during the deposition process.
  • An oath of truth must be taken, just as in court.

Contact Us

To find out more about the deposition process, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. at 877-366-5557 today.

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