Your Deposition in a Slip and Fall Case

Your personal injury lawyer in Orange Park will prepare you for your deposition, not by telling you what to say or rehearsing you, but by explaining to you the types of questions you will likely be asked by the defendant’s attorney. Among the more common are: Have you ever been involved in a slip and fall case previously?
  • Have you fallen in the past without sustaining injuries?
  • Were you ever injured in slip and fall prior to this incident?
What was your physical condition at the time of the slip and fall incident?
  • What did you do the day and night before the slip and fall incident?  Work? Other activities?
  • How long did you sleep the night before?  How well did you sleep?
  • Did you have any eye problems the day of the incident?  Were you wearing glasses?
  • What drugs or medications did you use within 48 hours prior to the incident?
  • Was there any personal issue that may have caused you to be distracted?
What type of shoes were you wearing at the time of the slip and fall?
  • What condition were the shoes in at the time of the incident?
  • Was there a substance or liquid on the shoes at the time of the incident?
  • Did anyone see the shoes after the incident?
  • Were the shoes worn or repaired after the incident?
Your personal injury lawyer in Orange Park may ask you to bring the shoes to the deposition. What route did you take on the day of the incident?
  • Where exactly did you go within two hours prior to the incident?
  • What exactly was your route after entering the defendant’s premises until the moment of the incident?
  • When, if ever, have you been on the premises prior to the incident?
A full understanding of the stages of a personal injury case is important.  John Fagan, a personal injury lawyer in Orange Park, provides counsel on all personal injury matters.  You may contact Mr. Fagan at (904) 215-5555 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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