By Justin Curcio | Published June 4, 2021 | | |
How Valuable is Expert Testimony in Virginia Civil Cases? Expert testimony is an important part of most trials and typically makes all the difference in proving your case and is particularly true in personal injury cases. Medical doctors play an important role in personal injury cases because of their expertise in diagnosing, treating, and causally Read MoreRead More
After the plaintiff files a lawsuit, several pretrial motions can be made by either party before the actual trial begins. The party that files the motion is called the movant, and the party responding to the motion is called the respondent. Usually, the goal of pretrial motions are to limit or narrow the issues for Read MoreRead More
What you need to know about Subpoenas in Virginia Civil Matters In Virginia, two frequently used subpoenas can be served to assist a party in a civil matter to further aid in discovery or at trial. Those two types of subpoenas are a subpoena duces tecum and a witness subpoena. Subpoena duces tecum A subpoena Read MoreRead More
Discovery: Medical Examinations You filed a lawsuit after being unable to settle your personal injury claim and are now undergoing the pre-trial discovery phase. This phase is complex, as it typically consists of several discovery tools used to gather admissible evidence relevant to your case. Discovery tools include depositions, interrogatories, requests for production of documents, Read MoreRead More
You are injured in a car accident or a slip or trip and fall, and believe someone else is liable for your damages. Whether the driver of another vehicle crashed into you because they were texting or a business owner forgot to put up a hazard sign near a slippery surface, there are many instances Read MoreRead More
You were injured in an accident that you believe was caused by someone else, which is often true in car accidents and slip or trip and falls. The other person may have been speeding, missed a road sign, or was driving recklessly. Alternatively, you may have fallen on someone’s commercial or private property due to Read MoreRead More
After being injured by another person or entity, you made a personal injury claim against them. After being unable to reach a settlement, you filed a lawsuit, beginning with a Complaint that was responded to by the defendant’s Answer. At this point, you entered the discovery process, where all parties begin gathering evidence to understand Read MoreRead More
The Discovery Phase: Interrogatories If you had to file a lawsuit for your personal injury case in circuit court, discovery is the next step regarding your claim. The discovery process is the pretrial phase of your lawsuit dedicated to gathering evidence, understanding the other party’s position, and developing court strategies. The range of information that Read MoreRead More
You were unable to reach a settlement for your personal injury claim and decided to file a lawsuit. Once your complaint is filed and responded to, it’s time to gather additional evidence, gain a better understanding of the other party’s position, and develop court strategies. This is called the discovery process. Discovery allows both parties to request Read MoreRead More
Your lawyer has worked hard to establish and prove liability and damages, send a demand letter to the defendant’s insurance company, and undergo negotiations with the insurance company to reach a settlement. A vast majority of personal injury claims are settled, but there are times when a settlement can’t be reached. When this happens, it’s Read MoreRead More
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