A personal injury trial has several steps in which both parties must participate in order to reach a fair and just resolution. One vital part of personal injury lawsuits is bringing to light as many facts surrounding the case as possible. The step surrounding fact finding is called discovery.
During discovery, both parties are free to find out as much as they can in order to help their cases. They can request documents and any other evidence from anyone involved or related to the lawsuit and the injury causing incident. To find out about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit and the process of discovery, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.
In order for discovery to move forward in a smooth manner, both sides must be willing to hand over any evidence that is requested. Evidence can be subpoenaed if someone refuses to provide it willingly. After a subpoena is issued, if the evidence is still withheld, various consequences will be put into effect. Refusing to respond to a subpoena can end in something as minor as a fine or as major as jail time.
The hiding or destroying of evidence is a criminal offense.
Items that are frequently pertinent to personal injury cases include:
To find out about pursuing a personal injury lawsuit and the discovery process, contact the Sheboygan personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.