Saint Petersburg, FL asked in Personal Injury for Florida

Q: In a law suit a claim against a persons home insurance is giving a deposition considered going to trial?

They way im understanding that is not considered going to trial its pre trial !!??

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A: Depositions are different than trial testimony. Depositions are typically held in a law office and the judge isn't present. You (the deponent) are present, as well as your lawyer, the lawyer taking your deposition and the court reporter. Even though you're not testifying in a courtroom, you still have a sworn obligation to tell the truth. After you give your deposition, your lawyer will attempt to settle your case. If your case doesn't settle, it will proceed to trial. At trial, you will testify in the courtroom in front of the jury and the judge.

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