Dallas, TX asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Texas

Q: Do you have to participate in a deposition. Or can you just participate in mediation,car accident case

3 Lawyer Answers
Gregory S Baumgartner
Gregory S Baumgartner
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Houston, TX
  • Licensed in Texas

A: This is a question you should cover with your attorney if you have one. If you don't have a lawyer look for a good one close to your home.

Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Camille Brooks Ibrahim
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Washington, DC
  • Licensed in Texas

A: If you are a party to an motor vehicle accident then it is mandatory for you to be available for a deposition.

A: The attorneys on here will need a bit more information to answer your question. If I read it correctly, you're wondering whether you can file a lawsuit stemming from a car accident, then bypass the deposition process so that the case can get resolved at mediation. Unfortunately, that's not common practice. Normally, both sides will want to vet the case through the discovery/deposition process prior to mediating the case, given that the discovery/deposition process helps everyone determine what the basic facts of the case are.

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