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The Lawsuit Process:
Preparing for Examination Before Trial (EBT)

Examination Before Trial Definition

An Examination Before Trial, also called a deposition, is an oral examination by the attorney for the party you are suing. It is usually conducted informally outside of Court, but is still under oath is conducted in the presence of a court reporter who will take down your answers. The purpose of this examination is to learn as much as possible about your claim and to make any issues known so that there are no surprises at trial.

When an Examination Before Trial (EBT) is ordered by the Court, you must attend – it is not optional. Failing to do so can result in delays or even dismissal of your case. However, you should not be intimidated if an EBT is ordered. All you need to do is ensure that you are prepared and trust in the guidance of your attorney.

What to Expect at an Examination Before Trial

The impression you make is important, so neat and professional dress is essential. Men should wear a tie and jacket and women should wear a skirt or dress.

The attorney for the defense will ask you about your accident and your injuries. When you work with Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., one of our New York City personal injury lawyers can prepare you and guide you through the examination. We will work with you prior to this examination to get a better understanding of what happened before, during, and after your accident. Not only can this help our client refresh their memory, but it also helps them to be more prepared, confident, and at ease during the examination.

It is important to appear natural and to answer questions honestly. However, it should be noted that you do not need to provide more information than what is asked of you and what it necessary. Stick to the facts and follow your attorney’s guidance to ensure that your rights remain protected.

If you need an interpreter present at your examination, you must let us know as soon as possible so we can arrange one for you. You will need to confirm the arrangements of this examination one day in advance with our office so we can be sure to advise you of any changes in scheduling.

Unfortunately, many times defendants and their lawyers are unprepared to go ahead and their examinations before trial must be rescheduled. To ensure this does not happen to you, call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. at (855) 295-4737.

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