Thursday, January 24, 2013
Gerry's Educational Medical Malpractice Website
Your deposition is approaching in your medical malpractice lawsuit here in New York. You don't understand why you have to be prepared for your deposition. You already know the details of what happened to you, so why is there a need to be prepped?
Some people believe that when lawyers prep their clients prior to giving testimony, whether it is pretrial testimony or trial testimony, that the lawyer suggests answers and puts words into the injured victims' mouth. Nothing could be further from the truth.
The purpose of prepping a witness who is going to be giving testimony is to refresh their memory about the events that occurred months or years earlier. It gives the witness an opportunity to learn about the process of how the question-and-answer session will take place.
It gives the attorney an opportunity to explain what will happen during the question-and-answer session. It also gives you the opportunity to refresh your memory about details you may not remember since it has been quite some time since the incident occurred.
Remember, a deposition is pretrial testimony.
It is the same as if you were giving testimony at trial. The only difference is that you are doing this in a more relaxed environment, in a lawyer's office.
Make no mistake, once you have given your testimony, that will lock you into your answer and if you deviate from that answer years later at trial, the defense lawyer will try and use that contradiction against you.
Watch the video to learn more...
Here's a cardiac malpractice case where I was able to achieve a $6 million dollar settlement for my client.
Here's a foot surgery case where a Westchester, NY jury awarded my client $1.55 million dollars for her pain and suffering.
To learn more about how medical malpractice cases work in the state of New York, I encourage you to explore my educational website.
If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. This is what I do every day and I'd be happy to chat with you.
Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021