If you’ve been injured in a car or as a result of a slip and fall accident, discoveries are an integral part of your case. Discoveries give each side an opportunity to examine all other parties to a civil litigation matter under oath and prior to trial. It is usually the first real opportunity to meet face to face with all of the parties to the litigation, and, when done properly, gives each party a better understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of their case. As such, personal injury lawyer usually spend an adequate amount of time preparing their clients for the discovery process.
Although you should consult a personal injury lawyer as soon as you’ve been injured to properly advise you, the following general guidelines are useful things to consider for the discovery process: tell the truth, which means not only not to lie, but not to exaggerate, embellish, or overstate the facts; listen to the while question and do not interrupt the questioner; be sure you have heard and understood the entire question; if in doubt, ask that the question be repeated or seek clarification; and answer the question, nothing more; do not volunteer information; do not feel obligated to fill the silence between your answer and the next question.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident or a slip and fall, contact your personal injury lawyers at Tafakori Khan LLP for a free consultation.