Investigating an Injury Lawsuit in Michigan

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David Christensen  
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Investigating the Lawsuit

The first, and longest, phase of a lawsuit is a period of investigation that lawyers call “Discovery.” The attorneys from either side can do a number of things to investigate all the facts related to your case. They can:

Request documents from the other party, including you, or subpoena them from outsiders, including your medical records. The defendants are allowed to review your diagnosis and verify that your injury arose from the accident, and not before, because you are asking to be compensated for the injury.
Ask written questions called “Interrogatories” that must be answered under oath. These are usually straightforward questions about your background, employment history, injuries, and treatment.

Require witnesses or parties, including you and the defendants, to answer questions under oath at a “Deposition” which are recorded by a court reporter. Your attorney will help you prepare for your deposition ahead of time, so you will be ready.
You may also be asked be seen by a doctor hired by the insurance company, called an “independent medical examination.” This exam is clearly not independent and will almost always support the defendants’ claims that your injuries are not related to the accident or have reached full recovery.

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At Christensen Law, we are leaders in helping victims of automobile and truck accidents. We understand the overwhelming challenges that come with these life-changing events, and we want to help. You are not alone – we will become your voice.

Christensen Law 
David Christensen  
25925 Telegraph Rd #200  
Southfield, MI 48033 
(248) 213-4900 
inquiry@davidchristensenlaw.com 
https://www.davidchristensenlaw.com 
https://plus.google.com/101403597068266196711/posts