Can You Videotape the Defendant's Deposition? NY Accident Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

Can You Videotape the Defendant’s Deposition? NY Accident Attorney Gerry Oginski Explains

NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer

There are two very important reasons why you would want to videotape the defendant’s deposition during a medical malpractice case, an accident case or a car accident case here in New York.

First, what is a deposition?

A deposition is pretrial testimony, which is also known as a question and answer session, given under oath, in a lawyer’s office.

During the course of a lawsuit where you are seeking compensation for the harms and losses you suffered because of someone else’s carelessness, I have an opportunity to question the people that you have sued.

During pretrial testimony, all the questions I ask and all of the answers that are given by the witness will be recorded and transcribed by a court stenographer. That transcription will be put into the form of a booklet known as a deposition transcript.

However, there are some key instances where having the witness videotaped while being questioned during pretrial testimony can be extremely helpful at the time of trial.

One reason why we would want to videotape pretrial testimony is if we expect that the witness will not be available at the time of trial.

That could be because the witness might be unavailable, has skipped town, disappeared, or died.

Watch the video to learn more…

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If you have legal questions, I invite you to pick up the phone and call me at 516-487-8207 or by email at This is what I do every day and I’d be happy to chat with you.

Law Office of Gerald Oginski
25 Great Neck Road, Ste. 4
Great Neck, NY 11021

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