Discovery Examined and Explained

When you have been victimized by another party that was not a result of your own doing, you may be able to file a claim against the party that harmed you.  While your first instinct may be to go to the other party’s insurance company, especially in the case of motor vehicle accidents, that isn’t always the smartest sequence of events.  

Insurance companies are always looking out for their own bottom line. As such, they may not put your health interests or monetary interests first.  Contacting an experienced attorney to help you with your personal injury claim may be the right first step because these professionals can fight for your rights and give you a better chance at getting all the fair compensation you deserve.

What is Discovery?

Once a lawsuit is filed the way your attorney will move forward in protecting your rights and looking out of your best interest is through the process of discovery.  Think of discovery as the process of laying the groundwork for gathering facts for your case.  Gathering evidence with interrogations, obtaining documents, asking for admissions, and conducting depositions are all a part of this process.

The Four Types of Discovery

  1. Interrogatories – This set of questions is done between both parties to obtain the relevant facts of the details pertaining to the incident.  This includes the injuries suffered, any medical attention or treatment received medical history and even witnesses.Discovery Examined and Explained
  2. Documents – You can request that documents be produced by the opposing party including but not limited to medical records and receipts.  You can basically get all the documentation you need from them for your case to help build it.
  3. Request for Admission – When you are in a situation where you are trying to get the correct information you are allowed to request that the opposing party admit to specific facts of the incident.  If you are asked, you can admit or deny, or you can even not engage in any feedback if you have a valid reason. If admissions are received, this is a time saver and it won’t need to have much time spent discussing it in the trial.
  4. Depositions – These statements are under oath and recorded. They are done outside of the court and both sides are given the opportunity to discuss the facts of the case. These documents may be used during trials.

Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers in Las Vegas

The Cottle firm can provide representation for accidents that result from road construction negligence, personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, wrongful deaths, or defective products.

We have a proven track record of success obtaining over  $10 million for wrongful death cases, $3 million awarded for defective construction trucks, $7.5 million for victims of a vehicle roll-over, and $2 million for injury from fire.

With the Cottle Firm, you are not just a number.  You and your situation are unique and we care about discussing your experience with you. We will gather all the evidence possible to build the strongest case in your favor.  We will back you and help you work your way through your claim, taking the stress off of your plate as much as possible. If you have been the victim of an incident where you were injured in Nevada, call us today to discuss your claim at 702-722-6111.