Dangers of Depositions

Before you sit for your deposition, your employment attorney in Fort Lauderdale can discuss the pitfalls and dangers of depositions. Before your deposition date, be sure to review this list to make sure that you provide the most complete and best testimony that you can.

Be Honest

Your employment attorney in Fort Lauderdale can explain that the most important rules of depositions is that you always be honest. If you lie during your deposition, the other attorney may be able to impeach your testimony at trial and you may lose your case because of it.

Stop Before You Answer

After the employment attorney in Fort Lauderdale for the other side asks you a question, pause. This gives you a chance to make sure that you understand the question and for your employment attorney in Fort Lauderdale to object. Furthermore, you should not answer a question before the entire question is asked. It is opposing counsel’s job to know what he or she wants to ask; don’t help out opposing counsel.

Say “No”

If the answer to a question is “no,” simply say “no.” You may not need to elaborate any further. Additionally, do not say “not that I remember” if “no” would suffice. If you do not know the answer, it is fine to say “I don’t know.” Also, remember that “I don’t know” is not the same as “I don’t remember.”

If you would like to know more about potential dangers of depositions, contact a employment attorney in Fort Lauderdale like Mark J. Berkowitz P.A. He can be reached at (954) 527-0570.