We’ve all seen the television shows and the movies, depicting court room dramas and people getting their day in court and going on to win their cases. The harm caused by someone and the lawsuit all tied up in a neat 1-hour package.
But real lawsuits aren’t like television shows or movies. From the time you get hurt to the time of the trial, the entire process can span years. Along with seeking medical treatment, there are a lot of questions that need to be answered.
Your attorney prepares for your case by gathering as much information as possible from you and your treating doctor. The next step is called the deposition phase. During this phase, the attorney questions the person you’re suing and tries to figure out where your version and their version of the truth meet up. The other side’s attorney has the opportunity to question you as well. Both attorneys take these questions and answers and then prepare for trial. During trial, your attorney will again question the other party with a lot of the same questions asked during deposition. The attorney does this to show any holes in their stories or why things don’t add up. In this video you’ll see an example of how simple questions asked of the other driver can show that the facts don’t line up to be correct. The person on the witness stand gave an answer to one question, but then an answer to another question contradicted the first answer. Experienced attorneys who understand car accidents can show the jury how the witnesses’ answers don’t add up to the truth.
To learn more about personal injury laws, I encourage you to watch the video above and to explore our educational website. If you have legal questions, I want you to call me at (800) 800-9797. I welcome your call.