Discovery with Our Lawyers in Plainfield, NJ
Once our legal team has filed all the paperwork required and the first pleadings have been heard, the plaintiff and defendant must begin exchanging and collecting evidence. Both parties can request information through interrogatories or requests. Admissions can also be sought, and depositions held. The latter is a physical meeting where a deposed person answers questions under oath. Depositions are usually held at our law firm with a court reporter and representatives on both sides. There is no judge to rule on objections, but they can be handled when the testimony is produced in court.
The court might also authorize a physical or mental exam. Not all information is available to both parties. Protected information may include attorney-client privilege, trade secrets, medical and childhood criminal records.
Much of the discovery process requires a strategic approach. Interrogatories tend to ask open-ended questions that, if poorly answered, can affect your case. That is, after all, the entire point. This is one of many reasons you should always let our personal injury lawyers handle your case. Tort claims can become figurative chess games best left to the experts.
Pretrial negotiations will follow, hopefully with a settlement offer in hand. Our personal injury attorneys in Plainfield might also recommend mediation with a third party helping you to arrive at a mutually satisfactory offer. If that’s unsuccessful, you’ll move into a civil trial where witness testimony and arguments are heard.
Civil lawsuits can seem confusing, but our lawyers in Plainfield, NJ will guide you every step of the way. From the first meeting to the last appeal, you’ll have the best minds working to your benefit.
The attorneys at Lord, Kobrin, Alvarez & Fattell provide aggressive legal representation to injury and accident victims.
As your auto accident attorney in Plainfield NJ or hit and run lawyer in Plainfield, NJ, we will work to ensure maximum compensation. We understand that the legal system is complex, confusing, and can be frustrating. We provide personal attention and guide you through the process from the initial consultation until your case is resolved.
As your injury or accident attorney in Plainfield, NJ, we work to secure maximum compensation for your injuries.
Our attorneys have won more than $100 million in settlements for our clients, including several large settlements for serious injuries. We work to secure fair compensation for each client, so you won’t need to worry about medical bills or lost wages.