I had to give a deposition for a dog bite that happened and the lady is suing me for compensation of all her medical bills plus the vet bills for her dog. I have home owners insurance and my liability is $300,000.00 and her lawyer is trying to get all of that money for her. her medical bills and the vet bills totaled $98,000 but her attorney wants all the money for pain and suffering. I disaree with that because the attack was not provoked and she stuck her hand in the middle of the dog attack to save her dog all she had to do was to pull the leash up and kick the dogs away but her lawyer says that if she did that she would be mauled by the dogs. i was also hurt and lost control of the dogs thy were on a leash and they heard her little dog yepping and pulled and i fell and they went after the little dog not her and at the deposition he was very intimadating and i had to leave the room in tears he was so mean and it was very frustrating and as i read the copy of the deposition i would like to change some of the answers because i feel i was cohursed into answering some of the questions he was very mean sorry to say iwas scared and might have answered questions wrongly
Your insurance company should have provided you with an attorney and that attorney should have been present at the deposition and should have protected you from any bullying from the Plaintiff's attorney. My bet is that you in fact do have an attorney and that attorney has counseled you prior to, during, and after your deposition. Your attorney I'm sure has informed you that you have a right to read your deposition transcript, make any corrections you feel necessary, and sign off on it before returning it to the court reporter for transmission to the Plaintiff's attorney. As to the fact that you feel the Plaintiff's attorney is asking for too much money, this will be the question the jury will answer. It is your insurance company's money, they are well represented and do not need you to worry about their money or this case. Your only responsibility is to cooperate fully with your insurance company and to respond truthfully and fully to every discovery request and to every question asked at deposition and i trial testimony. Good luck.
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