Questioning takes place during the litigation stage of an injury lawsuit and is a formal court-mandated meeting of the parties and their lawyers. During Questioning, a court reporter records what is said as evidence. Questioning is a “with prejudice” proceeding in a Lawsuit. The parties will be sworn under oath to tell the truth about facts or matters relevant to the Lawsuit.
The purpose of a Questioning is to flesh out information to assess risk and credibility of the parties and later possibly impeach a witness at Trial with the transcript. As your injury lawyer, I will prepare you, the plaintiff or injured party, for the Questioning so that you are comfortable with the procedure and the questions you may be asked. The insurance company’s lawyer will question you. I may question the defendant (the person who caused the accident) on your behalf.Return to Personal Injury Glossary