What is Deposition in New Jersey?
Once a suit is filed in an accident case for someone who has sustained injuries, they’re going to have their attorneys take a deposition of your claim. That means they’re going to sit you down, and they’re going to ask you a series of questions under oath. Everything you say is going to be transcribed by a reporter. This is a vitally important part of your case. It’s something that your attorney should be going over with you far in advance of the deposition to make sure you’re prepared for every question that you can be asked and that you have in mind every accurate answer you could give to those questions so as not to prejudice your case. What you say at those depositions is exactly the same as if you’re testifying from a witness stand in a court of law. And if your trial comes up and you say something that varies from what you said at the deposition, it can be devastating to your case. So it’s a very, very important part of any judicial proceeding.