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Dallas Personal Injury Lawyer Amy Witherite Explains – What Is a Deposition

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Dallas personal injury lawyer Amy Witherite of Eberstein & Witherite, LLP discusses the deposition process.

Dallas, United States – August 11th, 2014 /PressCable/

Many personal injury victims have had no contact with the legal system prior to having to file lawsuits to recover compensation for their injuries. They have to learn about pleading deadlines, paper discovery, motions to dismiss, and depositions—while recovering from significant injuries. Many personal injury victims report feeling most apprehensive about being questioned in depositions. Amy Witherite, a Dallas based trial lawyer who has practiced various types of personal injury law cases, has outlined steps of the deposition process.

When a lawyer deposes a personal injury victim, he takes the person's oral statement, under oath, and before trial. Depositions both help the lawyers find out what the victim knows and preserves the person's testimony. Depositions usually take place in the victim's attorney's office, although alternative sites may be arranged depending on unique circumstances. The opposing attorney asks the personal injury victim questions about facts related to the victim's background, the accident, the victim's injuries, and the lawsuit. The victim must answer all the questions truthfully. While the victim's lawyer may object to some of the questions, usually the victim must answer the questions, despite those objections. The entire process is recorded word-for-word by a court reporter who then creates a written transcript of the testimony. Sometimes a deposition is also digitally recorded.

While the deposition process may appear intimidating, a personal injury victim's attorney will work with the victim beforehand to help him feel comfortable. The attorney will review key documents, dates, medical reports, and facts as well as discuss anticipated questions and general deposition tips.

To learn more about similar topics on injury law bookmark Eberstein & Witherite, LLP a Dallas based personal injury law website. The law firm operates offices in Dallas, Houston, Ft.Worth. They also also able to assist other areas in TEXAS for 1-1- consultation by appointment.

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Organization: Eberstein & Witherite, LLP
Phone: 214.378.6665
Address: 3100 Monticello, Suite 500, Dallas, Texas 75205

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