Q What Is “Discovery” and How Might It Affect My Personal Injury Case?
Discovery is defined simply as a before-trial examination of the facts and documents in the possession of opposing lawyers, to help an attorney prepare for trial.
All parties involved in a personal injury case may be asked to fill out a questionnaire known as an interrogatory, as part of the pre-trial discovery process. Medical reports, police reports and insurance filings may be looked at; and statements may be taken by everyone involved, including witnesses, to be used later on in court.
The process of discovery and the information found during the process can greatly influence a person's chances of winning at trial. There are numerous ways to paint a picture of everyone involved, including the witnesses, and all of it can affect the outcome, no matter how cut and dry it may seem on the surface.
Because of this, having a good attorney to advise and counsel you during the discovery process can make or break a personal injury claim.
A skilled lawyer at your side can protect you from legal tricks and unfair questions that can harm you if the claim ever gets to the courtroom. Call us today at 816-842-7100 to speak with an attorney that will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us and schedule your free consultation.