Why Interrogatories are Vital To Your Injury Case
The road to filing a legal claim is fraught with hurdles, and rightfully slow. It is important that your case is handled and resolved in a manner that is comprehensive and exhaustive so that both parties get some kind of closure and justice is served. To this end, the system has devised a way to glean more information during the discovery process of personal injury law where each party writes a number of questions and sends them to the other party in readiness for negotiation or litigation. These are known as interrogatories, and we’ll delve into them in this post, looking at why they are important, how to write them as well as how to answer them.
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Why Asking Interrogatories is Vital
The process of asking interrogatories is vital during the discovery process as they not only provide you with vital information on the case, but they also help you pinpoint what the issue is. In addition, these are admissible in court and can help present factual information to the judge and jury which more often may be the thing that helps you win your case.
How Many Interrogatories am I Allowed to Ask?
You are allowed to ask up to 25 interrogatories, but there’s always room for more as long as you ask for permission from the courts. That said, this is not a hard and fast rule, and different legal jurisdictions can only allow you to ask up to 30 questions if there are multiple defendants. In addition, you have only 30 days to answer interrogatories, and that you sign after every answer.
How To Word Interrogatories
Interrogatories are written in a question format, but they must be complex enough so that the other side doesn’t just answer with a “yes” or “no”. The idea is to glean as much information as possible from the other side to help your case. Lastly, but not least, you do not have to answer interrogatories if you feel that they are burdensome, are asked with mal intent, are not clear, or are meant to harass you. However, these rules are different for different states, and you may have to answer all interrogatories but still raise an objection to the parts that are questionable, stating why it is you are objecting.
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