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A Blind Doctor Proves the Importance of Trial Preparation

A Blind Doctor Proves the Importance of Trial Preparation. Listen as Richard Aufenger shares a previous trial preparation experience and how it helped his client's outcome. While representing a motor vehicle accident victim who sustained a brain injury, we were going to take the deposition of her treating doctor, a psychiatrist. Even though we had never personally met the psychiatrist before, we spoke many times on the phone, and the doctor was completely prepared for our deposition. Upon meeting the doctor for the first time at the deposition, we found out that he was completely blind. Even though he was blind, our deposition came across very well because we had prepared and were ready. He knew the questions that were coming, and he was able to answer them. The defense lawyer’s cross-examination, however, did not go as well. In part due to their lack of preparation , they were attempting to reference paragraphs in medical documents that the doctor wasn’t able to see because he was blind. These mistakes during their cross-examination did not come across well. This shows the importance of hiring a lawyer who will prepare the witness and is ready for the unexpected, as it leads to a better chance for a positive outcome in your case. Watch the video to learn more.

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