It’s a common misconception that a deposition is simply a “practice run for trial”. In fact, the exact opposite is the case. If you tell your story to the insurance company, show them what you’ve gone through, show them how your life has been changed from this accident and provide a strong deposition, many times a trial not even the schedule, because the insurance company will settle your case. If you come in unprepared, not dressed appropriately, not ready to explain how your life has been changed or affected by your injuries, the insurance company is now going to force your case to trial figuring they have many more points in their favor that they can argue to a jury. If successful, they can request a jury give you little or no money at all. This is why taking notes, keeping a journal, keeping a log, whatever you want to call it, is so vitally important to your case right from the very beginning. I tell our clients keep that log, keep that note pad right by your favorite chair, your night stand, the home telephone, refrigerator somewhere that you walk by each and every day so that you can make a note and keep these details in mind as your case progresses. Otherwise, you may end up in trial and it may not turn out as favorable as you would like because you haven’t documented your case from the outset. If you’ve been injured, if you have questions or if you think you have a case give us a call. We can help. Our toll free number is 800-332-1992 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Check out our latest podcasts on iTunes for free.