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Posted in Premises Liability on February 21, 2018   |  by Gary Burger

Settlement Day After the Depo

Mike was sitting on a retaining wall at a housing complex when it collapsed. He was hurt badly, but the defendants offered next to nothing for his injuries and we argued with them for months.

In a deposition, the corporate designee conceded that they had no process to check the safety of the retaining walls at their complex, had no way of ensuring the retaining walls’ safety, and although they kept a database that recorded all incidents, it did not include wall failure.

The day after the deposition, the defendants nearly doubled their offer, and we were able to settle the case. Watch the video to learn why depositions can be so useful in cases like this.

What are Depositions and How are They Used in Litigating Cases