What is Discovery?
Sometimes we can overthink things and think things are more than what they really are. This happens often in the legal world. What one may think is something complicated, sometimes it’s just not. So, let’s talk about this thing called discovery. What is discovery in layman terms?
We like to describe legal cases of all types as being completed in phases. One of those phases is discovery, which could be more expressly written as an evidentiary phase. Think about a select baseball or softball team of any age. Coaches hold tryouts to discover players who not only have talent to, but players who have heart for the game to keep their team afloat.
So, compare the select baseball or softball team to the legal aspect of discovery, each side is investing time in the discovery phase to basically keep their client’s interests afloat. It is used to find out information from the other side to find details, and or evidence, that could be a determining factor in making or break the continuation of your case.
However, the discovery phase is very invasive and personal. Sometimes things may be asked of you that are or may be completely irrelevant to your case. But, you still must give your personal injury lawyer and/or their team all of the answers. Fear not, though, your personal injury lawyer will choose whether to disclose the information with or without objections, if at all, of course with your best interests in mind. If your planning to file any type of claim, expect this process and be prepared!
When your personal injury case reaches the discovery phase, our discovery coordinator and her team will do an excellent job of assisting you during the process. The discovery team, personal injury attorneys, and staff are here to help you with your claim.
If you have been injured at work or as the result of the fault of someone else, call or text Chhabra & Gibbs, P.A. at 601-948-8005. The consultation is free, and we don’t charge anything unless we are successful with your case. Do not wait or your rights could be forever lost if you miss a time deadline.