If you haven’t already, please read the first post “Four Keys To Alabama Plaintiffs Being Prepared For Depositions – Background” and the second post “First Key To Alabama Plaintiffs Being Prepared For Depositions – Hear The Question”.
So, we heard the question asked. Does this mean we automatically answer? No. We need to understand the question.
Let’s go back to our police station example. The detective is trying to pin a murder on you (we will trust you did NOT do it!) and he asks you a question. Very loudly. No doubt about you hearing it. So that’s it, right? Well, what if the question is asked in Latin and you (like us) have no idea how to speak Latin? Can you truthfully say “Yes” or “No” or anything else other than “I don’t understand the question”?