One unfortunate truth for home inspectors is that it’s less a matter of whether you’re going to get sued than when. The time to choose an attorney for your business is before that happens. And there are other times and reasons you’ll want legal advice. Read our latest article to help you navigate one of the most important business decisions you’ll ever make: Legal Tip for Home Inspectors: How to Choose the Right Lawyer.
Ever been involved in a lawsuit? If you have, it’s likely that you have also been deposed. When you are deposed, you must answer questions posed by the opposing lawyer. Every word spoken at this meeting is recorded to be used later in trial. Inspectors, since their profession requires a lot of liability, should know how to prepare for depositions. Some basic strategies include pausing before answering, being as brief as possible without being dishonest, and ignoring the opposing attorney’s attitude. For other tactics that can be used by a witness at a deposition, check out our new article on deposition preparation.