The Role of Interrogatories in Your Personal Injury Case
If you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence and are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, you might be wondering what the process entails and what sort of questions you will have to answer. An Irvine personal injury attorney may be able to go through the process of answering interrogatories with you in more detail, but here is some basic information:
Over the course of litigating a lawsuit, well before the trial begins, the attorney for the defendant will send your Irvine personal injury attorney a list of several questions, possibly more than 30, relating to the circumstances of your case and your role in it. These questions are called interrogatories and they are a standard procedure in civil lawsuits. Either you or your attorney will prepare written answers to the questions. The questions will likely pertain to your medical history, job history, education, and specifically about the incident and how your injuries occurred. It is important that you be as thorough and complete as you can in your answers, since leaving something out in the interrogatories can be used against you at trial. There will be a deadline imposed for you to answer the interrogatories, and it is important you meet this deadline and not procrastinate until just before. Your attorney will want your answers to be accurate and complete to improve your chances of prevailing in the case.
Contact Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas if you have further questions regarding your personal injury case.