When your Slip and Fall Attorneys have filed a lawsuit in relation to your Slip and Fall accident one of the first things that will happen is the discovery process. At this point the majority of the work is going to be done by your Slip and Fall Attorneys and you may feel like you are out of the loop in terms of what is going on with your case. During this process your Slip and Fall Attorneys and the attorneys for the defendant go through a process of learning about each others case. There will be an exchange of documents that relate to insurance, medical treatment and the accident, as well as a number of miscellaneous issues. One of the tools that your Slip and Fall Attorneys employ are the Interrogatories.
Interrogatories are simply a list of questions that your Slip and Fall Attorneys will send to the defendant’s attorneys to be answered by the defendant or a representative of the defendant. Your Slip and Fall Attorneys will often ask questions that relate to the ownership of the property, insurance coverage at the property, the defendant’s knowledge of the accident and other questions about the facts of the case. Of course, the defendant’s attorney will send a similar set of questions to your Slip and Fall Attorneys that will need to be answered by you and returned to the defendant’s attorney. Unfortunately, due to the ability to give general answers, interrogatories rarely provide a magic bullet that can bring the case to a speedy conclusion but their ability to obtain basic information is helpful and failure to return them within the thirty day period can harm your case.
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