Discovery Phase in a Slip and Fall Case
Posted on Sep 7, 2016 10:31am PDT
As with any lawsuit, you will undergo a “discovery” phase in your
slip and fall case. During disovery, all parties involved will submit interrogatories
and lawyers will look through medical records pertaining to the incident
and accident. In this blog, our Long Island personal injury attorney explains
what to expect during the discovery phase of a slip and fall case.
Interrogatories are written questions that you are required to answer while
under oath. Your attorney will submit your questions on your behalf to
the owner of the property where the accident occurred, and you'll
be asked to answer a list of questions provided by the defense. The purpose
of interrogatories are to learn more about the location of your fall and
if there was any notice posted of the dangerous condition that was the
cause of your injury.
Requests for Production
To obtain documents related to the lawsuit, a request for production will
have to be filed. Your attorney will want to see incident reports, surveillance
video, and copies of company policies pertaining to property maintenance
Did anyone see what caused your fall? What part of the body hit the ground
first? During a deposition, you will be asked a series of questions pertaining
to the incident while under oath. It’s important that everything
said during a deposition is honest – lying while under oath is a
Independent Medical Exam (IME)
If there are issues with your injuries and claim, you will be requested
to go to a doctor selected by the defense lawyers for an independent medical
exam. The purpose of IMEs is to provide an unbiased, independent medical
evaluation of your injuries.
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schedule a case evaluation.