Depositions are the typically the first “face to face” interaction between defense counsel and the injured person. Depositions are set by defense attorneys to obtain information about the case and to bolster their defense theories. Depositions provide an opportunity for the defense to elicit testimony that undermines the injured person’s case.
There is oftentimes a strong temptation for injured persons to want to “tell their story” to defense counsel. They feel like if the defense attorney only knew their side of the story and how the injuries have affected them the case would settle favorably. Unfortunately it just doesn’t work this way. The temptation must be resisted.