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What is the Discovery Phase of a Car Accident Lawsuit?

Claimant signing papers at discretion of insurance adjusterAfter you file a lawsuit because of a car accident involving another driver’s negligence, you will encounter many phases of the process. One of the most significant phases of a lawsuit is discovery. Understanding what discovery is can help you prepare and protect your rights.

The Purpose of the Discovery Phase

In a car accident lawsuit, multiple types of discovery exist. You need to know what they are and what is necessary from you moving forward.

Deposition:

During a deposition, your legal team and the other driver’s representation will take testimony from witnesses to the accident, as well as you and the other driver. All statements during deposition are under oath before a court recorder.

Interrogatories:

Interrogatories allow parties to ask open-ended questions. During this type of discovery, the legal parties may request the others to identify which evidence they intend to use moving forward. It’s essential to have a clear understanding of this process because it’s so complicated.

Request for Admissions:

During the request for admissions, both parties to bring forth very specific questions about the collision. These questions must be carefully worded. During this process, both parties can ask the opposition to admit or deny specific allegations from the initial complete.

Request for Production:

A request for production is one of the most effective processes of a car accident lawsuit. This type of discovery allows all parties involved to provide evidence that can help prove liability. For instance, you and your insurance company may provide photos, documents, electronic information, and more. Remember, the defendant can also submit their evidence that counters your arguments.

At Lowe Law Group, we recognize how important the discovery phase is to pursue compensation. Discovery is not an easy process to get through alone, so we stand by your side every step of the way, so you know what to expect.

Let our car accident attorneys help you through the challenging obstacles. We’ll safeguard your rights from start to finish with a focus on getting you the justice you deserve.

Contact our firm today at (801) 900-4681.

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