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Handling Depositions Effectively

You may have heard that most personal injury cases settle before going to trial. That is true – and it means that a preliminary legal step called a deposition can play a key role in how your case turns out.

In New York, a deposition is also called an examination before trial (EBT). It is a chance for the two sides of a lawsuit to pin each other down on their positions, prior to taking action to resolve the case through settlement or trial.

At COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C., we have the proven ability in personal injury litigation to help you use the deposition process effectively to hold the party who injured you accountable. Give us a call today to arrange a free case evaluation with an experienced attorney. Based in Forest Hills, we serve clients throughout the NYC metropolitan area.

How We Make Sure Your Story Gets Told Clearly

A deposition or EBT is part of the pre-trial discovery process, in which the two sides learn about each others’ cases. It consists of a witness answering questions from the other side under oath.

There is no judge present to guide the proceedings and no jury to decide an immediate outcome. The only people present are the parties to the lawsuit and their attorneys, along with a stenographer to make a record of the testimony.

In a case that seeks compensation for a serious injury, it is important to be ready to assert or defend your position in an EBT setting. If the other side is taking your deposition, we will make sure you are well prepared. We will help you review what happened so that you can tell your story clearly and truthfully.

Of course, defending your position is only half the battle. We will also work proactively to take depositions of other witnesses to build a strong case for the rightful compensation you seek.

Get The Legal Counsel You Need

You don’t have to be daunted by the possibility that you will have to give a deposition when pursuing your claim. Talk with us in a no-obligation initial consultation to learn more about how we can guide you through the process. Call 800-247-8164or complete our online form.