How you look and dress is very important for a deposition and may require some preparation. Everyone should dress comfortably and appropriately for a deposition. I would not suggest for a man to wear a suit or a woman to wear uncomfortable clothing to a deposition if they did not dress like this in their normal everyday activities. A clean, pressed, collared shirt and pair of clean blue jean or pants may be completely appropriate if someone would normally be dressed this way and be comfortable in those clothes. Men should not wear baggy pants or excessive jewelry at a deposition and women should not wear revealing clothing.
How you speak and conduct yourself is also important. The insurance companies will be looking to determine if the you are articulate and speak well. If a person is not well spoken and exact in the way they annunciate and communicate, that will be a mark against them according to the way the insurance companies evaluate cases. If someone cannot properly and accurately express to a jury how they are hurt, under what circumstances they are hurt and what they have been through up until the time of the deposition or trial, many jurors will give the injured person less then is being asked for or may not give them any money at all. Thus the deposition is generally the main way an insurance company evaluates a person to see if they would be a good witness on the stand.
There are many other aspects of deposition that can be very complicated and intricate but there is not enough room on this blog post to put all the information regarding having your deposition taken thus if you have any questions regarding deposition questions, how they are conducted, or what to look out for, especially regarding insurance company tricks, please feel free to contact Christopher Ligori and Associates at 877-444-2929.
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