In When the Phone Rings … Twelve Questions for Prospective Expert Witness Assignments, risk management expert witness Kevin M. Quinley, CPCU, ARM, AIC, writes:
(11) When is it likely that expert depositions would be taken? Have dates been set? If not, would my deposition likely be taken in the next 30 days? Sixty days? Ninety days? This can be handy to know in terms of your own preparation, especially in conjunction with the amount of documents or materials you may need to review on a given case. A compressed time frame may also impact your fee structure, based on the idea that rush jobs cost more and merit premium pricing. Ask if the court has entered a scheduling order and, if so, determine the deadlines for depositions.
Kevin M. Quinley is a leading authority on insurance issues, including risk management, claims, bad faith, coverages and litigation management. He is the author of more than 600 articles and 10 books. You can reach him through http://www.insuranceexpertnetwork.com/.