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What is “discovery” in a Los Angeles Car accident case?

Discovery is the formal process of gathering information in regards to your Los Angeles car accident lawsuit, and exchanging this information, when appropriate, between the parties. The information which is sought between the parties includes for example, the details of the car accident, the medical history of each of the parties, the loss that the parties have incurred because of the accident, the amount of damage to your car, and automobile insurance information. The highly skilled Los Angeles car accident lawyers at California Attorney Group have vast amounts of experience when it comes to discovery involved in a car accident case. If you or a loved one has been involved in a Los Angeles car accident, contact us now toll free at 1-800-337-8547, we would be happy to answer any of your questions.

To give you an idea of how our seasoned LA car accident lawyers seek information from an at-fault driver in a Los Angeles car accident case, here are are some examples of discovery methods used:

• A deposition usually occurs in one of the attorneys’ offices or some other neutral location. During a deposition, an attorney has the opportunity to question a party to the action, or a witness who saw the accident occur. For more information about depositions, see the “What is a deposition” link [below].
• If you are scheduled to be deposed, it is important to prepare for your deposition thoroughly with your attorney.
• Interrogatories are formal questions that are asked by either side of a law suit. Interrogatories can be very detailed in nature, and require clear and precise answers.
Requests for Admissions
• Requests for Admissions are a set of statements that are sent from one party to another, that in response, have to either be admitted to or denied.
Demands for Production of Documents
• Demand for Production of documents is a formal demand from one side to the other for documents that may be pertinent to the dispute being litigated. For example, insurance policies, medical and employment records are commonly sought.
Inspections of property
• The parties to a lawsuit may inspect things which are relevant and pertinent to the law suit involved. For example, with a car accident, the parties may seek to inspect the vehicles which have been damaged.
Medical Examinations
• California law allows for a physical or mental exam of a party whose physical or mental condition is in controversy. For instance, in a car accident, if you have been physically injured, the Defendant may request that their doctor examine your injuries.

If you are currently involved in the discovery process, or you have questions regarding the discovery process, the experienced Los Angeles car accident lawyers at California Attorney Group would be more than happy to assist you. Do not hesitate to contact our friendly car accident attorneys toll free at 1-800-337-8547.