Re: What Happens at a Defense Deposition in an Accident Case
a deposition is not a meeting for negotiation although a good attorney will never turn down an opportunity to make a deal if it is there.
I'm presuming you have an attorney. Basically, you listen to your attorney. You answer only what is asked, nothing more. You do not elaborate or expand on anything unless specifically asked.
It should be a very simple affair. You, your attorney, and a recorder set around a table. The other attorney asks you questions. You give answers. When your lawyer smacks you upside the head and gives you a dirty look, you stop talking. There is no reason for hostility and no place for it. It should be a simple question and answer affair.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.