What Should You Expect During Your Golf Cart Accident Deposition?
If you were hurt in a golf cart accident, you’ll likely be asked to submit to a deposition. A deposition is a formal recording of your testimony, under oath, about what happened before, during, and after the accident. Other parties involved in the collision usually also have to submit to a deposition, and the testimonies are compared to help determine who may be at fault for the accident. Here’s what you can expect when you’re deposed.
You’ll Answer Questions About Yourself
First, you’ll be asked many questions about yourself. This typically establishes basic information like your full name, address, telephone number, and other important identifying information. You’ll also be asked to give some fairly personal information, including your educational background, your family history, where you work, and your current health status. You may need to provide information up to ten years back for past addresses and employment history.
You’ll Answer Questions About the Golf Cart Accident
Next, you’ll be asked to recount the golf cart accident in as much detail as possible. What happened just before the accident? What did you notice the other driver doing? What were you doing? You’ll also be asked questions about what happened after the accident. Where did the golf cart and the other vehicle(s) come to rest? Where is the damage located on each vehicle involved? Were any laws being broken at the time of the accident, like speeding?
Give as much detail as you can, but refrain from commenting on things you can’t remember. Don’t guess; it’s not uncommon for details about an accident to be hazy, especially if a head injury was involved. If you don’t remember, simply state that you don’t.
You’ll Answer Questions About Your Injuries
Lastly, you’ll be asked to discuss your injuries. You’ll talk about how you were injured, where on your body you were injured, and how severe the injuries were. How long did you spend out of work? Did you need to have surgery? How did the injuries impact your daily life? Are you temporarily or permanently disabled? How did your injuries impact you emotionally? Did it affect your relationships and your quality of life? It’s important to give as accurate a picture as possible; don’t minimize your symptoms or the way the accident affected you.
When Should You Call a Golf Cart Accident Lawyer?
When you or a loved one are injured in a golf cart accident, it’s in your best interest to reach out to a lawyer as soon as possible. Contact Frank D. Butler, PA for more information at (800) 253-2531.