Advice on Recorded Statements from an Injury Lawyer
In this video, Rockville injury lawyer Rick Lundin gives advice on how to give a recorded statement or testify under oath. Attorney Lundin has two general rules:
1. Tell the truth. There is no excuse or benefit to lying on the stand. Not only will the other attorney use your lies against you, it is also illegal.
2. Just answer the question. Occasionally, those testifying or giving a recorded statement will provide additional information during their answers that can hurt their case. Answer each question briefly, directly, and to the best of your knowledge. Do not elaborate or provide any information that does not directly answer the question.
The video also lists highly specific rules to follow while testifying in court. While many cases are often settled out of court, occasionally a case must go to trial for a resolution. In this instance, you may be required to testify. The Rockville injury lawyers at Nickelsporn & Lundin have coached many clients on how to keep their cool on the stand and avoid falling into traps the other attorney sets.
If you have been in a car accident involving injury, it is incredibly likely that you will be asked to give statements and/or testify. Remember, you should never give a recorded statement to the other driver's insurance company, only your own. You can contact the legal experts at Nickelsporn & Lundin for a free consultation at 800-875-9700.