Preparing for a deposition Adjusters summoned for a deposition should be aware that any testimony presented can be used later to impeach their credibility. (Photo: Shutterstock)

The purpose of a deposition is to obtain facts and information; however, at times it can seem more like an inquisition. At the recent Workers Compensation Educational Conference in Orlando, Fla., Crystal Chancey, claims manager for Publix Super Markets, Inc.; Caitlin Beyl, an attorney with McConnaughhay, Coonrod, Pope, Weaver & Stern, PA; Sylvia Scremin-Pace, claims manager with the Broward County Public Schools; and Steven Shoaff, assistant manager of claims for Sedgwick shared their insights on what to expect and how to prepare for a deposition.

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Patricia L. Harman

Patricia L. Harman is the editor-in-chief of Claims magazine, a contributing editor to, and chairs the annual America's Claims Event (ACE), which focuses on providing claims professionals with cutting-edge education and networking opportunities. She covers auto, property & casualty, workers' compensation, fraud, risk and cybersecurity, and is a frequent speaker at insurance industry events. Contact her at [email protected]