Depositions

Most personal injury cases never go to court. Instead of having a trial, there are a number of proceedings that take place in order for both sides to come to a consensus. Part of this process usually consists of a series of depositions.

A deposition is a witness’ out-of-court testimony that is recorded and used later on during the process of settling. For help with your personal injury case, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.

What Happens During a Deposition

Despite the fact that depositions occur outside of court, they are still very formal in many ways. There are a number of rules and required proceedings for depositions, including:

  • Notice-if an individual’s testimony is demanded by one side in a lawsuit, adequate notice must be given to that person’s attorney. If the witness is a third-party (not directly involved in the lawsuit,) a subpoena must be served.
  • Court reporter-even though depositions are not held in a courtroom, a court reporter is typically required to ensure the accurate recording of the statement.
  • Audio or Visual-audio or visual recordings are commonly used for documentation as well.
  • Oath-similar to court, an oath of truth must be taken by each person before they are deposed.

Depositions can produce anxiety for individuals who are not familiar with the process. However, the more prepared you are, the better your chances for a positive outcome.

Contact Us

For more information on the proceedings involved in personal injury lawsuits, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.