This is a formal interview that allows each party to “discover” the other party’s case. Each side can ask questions—usually limited to the circumstances of the accident and the extent of the injuries—that the other party must answer under oath. The questions and answers are recorded word-for-word by a court reporter. This procedure enables each side to find out what information the opposing party has about the case and to assess credibility to determine who would be a convincing witness at trial.
If there is another driver involved in your accident, he or she may also be examined under oath by your lawyer. Your lawyer will ask all questions necessary to support your claim and to test the credibility of the other driver.
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