Some states, including New York refer to a deposition as an examination before trial (EBT). In a civil personal injury case, you are entitled to orally examine your adversary prior to trial. The examination before trial is a useful discovery device that should rarely be waived. The purpose of an examination before trial is to learn as much as possible about your adversary's position.
Auto collisions often result in serious injuries, and fractures of the thoracic and lumbar spine can occur when people are involved in high-speed crashes that end in a violent impact. Spinal fractures can range from minor compression breaks that are barely visible on x-ray imaging to major disruptions that result in permanent spinal cord injuries.