If an auto accident claim does not reach a settlement, going to trial with a Florida personal injury trial lawyer may be necessary. In fact, it is quite common that cases do not reach settlements, whether that is because of the insurance company or the injured party. Regardless, legal assistance is necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
There are a few steps that follow once you decide to take legal action. The first is the discovery phase, in which you will be asked questions to provide information about your claim. Your lawyer will also obtain information from the other party so that they can help you build your case with all the facts.
In Florida, parties can serve one another with written interrogatories to be submitted within 30 days of being served. Interrogatories are what is known as a formal set of written questions about the lawsuit. You are required to answer these honestly under oath.
The most common questions you may be asked are:
- How did the accident occur?
- Where were you going before the accident?
- Did you have auto insurance?
- What types of injuries or damages resulted from the accident?
- Did you seek medical attention following the accident?
Essentially, you are providing your side of the story. The other party will want to know details such as the extent of your injuries, medical treatment, and any witnesses to the accident. You are also allowed to ask the other party these questions. It is all to build a case.
It may seem intimidating knowing that you will be asked numerous questions following an accident, but lawyers at Hevia Law will be there to provide you with sound legal counsel every step of the way.