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The Toledo rear-end car accident discovery phase is a complex piece of a multi-step process. Without an attorney, you may find that navigating the steps of the courtroom vastly overwhelming. Much like the Toledo rear-end car accident discovery phase, you may be able to prepare for questions that opposing counsel might have for you with the help of an attorney. If you feel as though your claim is similar to the Toledo case, you need to connect with an experienced attorney who could help.
The documents the team requested were a copy of the insurance policy from the wrongdoer, any witness statements they had, prior driving records, and any property damage photos that they had in their possessions. From the uninsured motorist carrier, we requested a certified copy of their insurance policy.
Conversely, and per the Toledo rear-end car accident discovery process, the client had to produce documents to the defendant as well. Much in the same vein, witness statements, photos, medical bills, medical records, medical reports, and tax returns were documents requested of the client. Fortunately, the client was able to produce all of the documents requested by the defense.
The type of evidence exchanged during the discovery phase was the documents requested. In addition, in this case, the responding deputy sheriff at the scene of the accident wore body cams. The team requested all the videotapes of the officers at the scene. These included videotape of the client receiving the actual notice that their spouse had passed away at the accident.
The team had a video showing the client’s reaction on the day of the accident. That was exceptionally helpful for the team to put into a settlement video that was created prior to mediation. All this actual footage immediately after the accident proved valuable.
Interrogatories are questions that are produced and that are requested by either side. They are supposed to be answered by the other party under oath. They are about whether all the damages that they are indicating happened as a result of the accident and what body parts were injured in the accident. They are specific questions that normally would be asked at the deposition, but are used by either party to try to narrow the issues and obtain information prior to depositions.
For the Toledo rear-end accident discovery process, the team asked 25 questions in their interrogatories to the defendant. Conversely, the client received 32 interrogatories from the opposing counsel which is the maximum limit allowed by this court under the Ohio rules of civil procedure.
The process of answering the defendant’s questions involves getting the set of questions, sending it to the client for the client to review ahead of time, and then setting up a meeting for the attorney and/or the legal assistance sit down with the client and go through the answers together. Then attorneys type up all the answers, have the client review the answers again, and swear them in that they assert that their answers are truthful. To officiate the answers, attorneys have them sign in front of a notary.
Most of the questions asked of the client in the defendant’s interrogatory were background questions concerning employment, the length of their marriage, prior jobs, prior incomes, hobbies, and things like that to try to narrow the issues before the depositions.
The process of requests for admissions in Toledo is usually used essentially to narrow the issue. For example, a person might ask if they admit that there was a contract between them and the other side, if they acknowledge terms of contracts, and if services of a contract were adhered to. Attorneys are trying to narrow the issues and find out what are the issues that are going to be in dispute so the person could prepare ahead of time for the deposition.
Trials and pretrial phases of lawsuits are a complex component of holding responsible parties accountable for their actions. The Toledo rear-end car accident discovery process is, in particular, something that is rarely done without the assistance of an experienced attorney. If you feel as though you have a claim similar to the Toledo rear-end wreck, you need to reach out to an attorney who could evaluate your claim and discuss your legal options with you.
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