Dothan Alabama Injury Lawyer Aaron Gartlan On Deposition Preparation of a Client – Part 4

by Aaron Gartlan

November 12, 2011 | Client Deposition Preparation

Generally as a Dothan, Alabama injury lawyer I have found anger or heightened emotion can be detrimental to the deposition, especially if the emotion is not genuine or is exaggerated. With that in mind, the client must be able to be who they are. Sometimes emotion is just natural. It is at those times it is good to take a break. If a client is tired or has been testifying for more than an hour or so, a break is warranted. Like anything else in life, mistakes are more prone when we are tired or have lost our focus. Appearance is vital. The insurance company is going to evaluate that. I advise clients to dress comfortably. While it is not necessary to wear a suit or a nice dress unless that is what you are most comfortable in, it is important to dress like you take the deposition seriously. Sunglasses, hats, visors, t-shirts, shorts, tank tops, and short skirts should not be worn. As alluded to earlier, you must be yourself. Sometimes, clients must give their depositions in a work uniform, and often delivery people wear shorts. This is a generalization and an overview of client deposition preparation. The most important thing is to be prepared.

It is likely from reading a series you now have a better idea of what the deposition process is and how our firm helps clients prepare for a deposition. It could be you have more questions since sometimes learn more leads to more questions. Please do call us for you free consultation to get all your questions answered. Dothan injury lawyers David Hogg and Aaron Gartlan of Gartlan Injury Law take great pride in helping people and families stand up to big powerful corporations like insurance companies and welcome calls and visits from people that think their insurance company might be attempting to take advantage of them. When you feel like you have been taken advantage of, especially by a big powerful corporation, naturally, it can seem intimidating and overwhelming and like you do not have a chance to be treated fairly. Our American Court System and the right to a trial by jury was created by the people for the people and was designed to give the people a level playing field against big powerful companies like insurance companies. Have questions? Take me up on the free consultation offer.


Aaron Gartlan is a graduate of Troy University and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law who focuses his practice exclusively on representing those injured by the wrongdoing of others. He is member of the National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. In addition to his legal practice, Aaron teaches Business Law as an adjunct instructor at Troy University’s Sorrell College of Business and serves as a field artillery sergeant in the Alabama National Guard.

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