Clients of a Kansas City injury lawyer are frequently concerned about what happens when the defense lawyer begins using abusive tactics in the deposition.
Claimants May Be Advised Not to Answer Various Questions
It is possible that a Kansas City injury attorney will tell you that you should not reply to questions that could prejudice your case. Because a question could be prejudicial is not a valid reason for the witness to be told not to answer. Relevance, the material nature of information or lack of competency are also not reasonable grounds for not answering. When the defense attorney is asking questions that can be construed as harassment or delve into privileged information, it might be allowed to tell the witness not to answer.
Your Attorney Can Use the Following Type of Terminology
Your attorney might say: “This deposition is to obtain information. I do not want information that violates the attorney-client privilege and am not asking harassing questions. If the information is not relevant, the testimony will be disallowed during the trial. I don’t need to have foundation for all my questions and what I am asking is proper. Allow the witness to answer so I will not be required to ask for sanctions via a protective order. I will grant you the same courtesy.”
Speak to an Experienced Kansas City Injury Lawyer
If you have questions about tactics used during a deposition, call Law Offices of Stephen K. Nordyke at 816-842-6555 today.