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What Are The Types of Questions Asked At A Deposition?

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What Are The Types of Questions Asked At A Deposition?

The question is: what types of things are usually asked at deposition? Typically at a deposition, which is part of the discovery process during a law suit, the deponent is asked questions concerning his or her background.

Background information such as the following will be asked:

  • Your name
  • Social security number
  • Date of birth
  • Place of birth

Historical personal information will also be asked at deposition which includes the following:

  • Where you have lived
  • Whether you have a criminal record
  • Whether you have had any involvement with previous lawsuits

In addition, questions will be asked at deposition about the facts surrounding the issue at hand. In other words:

  • How did the accident happen?
  • What did you observe?
  • What did you do?
  • What did you say?
  • What did you hear?

Next, other areas may be inquired into at deposition. You may be asked questions related to the following:

  • Damages
  • Injuries
  • Loss of income
  • Restrictions on your life

Typically, in most jurisdictions the deposition is permitted to inquire into areas that may lead to discoverable information and thus are wider ranging in nature then would be ultimately aloud at trial.

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