A deposition is legally sworn testimony in the form of an interview that occurs once a lawsuit has been filed and takes place in front of a court reporter. Both sides in a car accident lawsuit are given the opportunity to depose the opposing party.

Honesty is essential during a deposition. Usually, car accident victims will be asked in detail about their medical history, how the accident occurred, and their injuries as a result of the accident. Insurance companies want to know if the victim’s injuries existed before the accident, so be prepared to have the deposing attorney inquire about your medical history going back as far as 20 years.

It is common for an attorney to ask questions in an attempt to confuse or “trip up” the deponent. Just remember to make sure that you understand the question before you give a response, and answer questions only when you know the facts – avoid conjecture and guessing.

  • I was in a car accident. The insurance company only offered $2,500 to settle my car case. Attorney Allen Tittle took the matter to trial, and after four days, obtained a jury verdict of $75,000 which is 30 times more than what I was offered. He fights for his clients and obtains justice. I would highly recommend him.
  • Allen was professional, conscientious and well organized. Allen's research of my case produced results in which he was able to obtain a copy of a video from the grocery store and subpoenaed a witness that substantiated my claim and proved that I was in fact struck by the vehicle and injured, which he presented in the deposition. This resulted in a successful settlement in my favor
  • What I liked best about Tittle & Perlmuter was the prompt return of phone calls, always knowing when paperwork had been sent, and knowing I could call anytime and get my questions answered.