Discovery is the investigation that takes place before a lawsuit goes to trial. During the discovery phase of a lawsuit, parties gather facts and information about the other party to build their case. Discovery can be written, in the form of interrogatories or request for production, or oral, such as a deposition.
The defendant can ask you any questions that may lead to evidence that is relevant to your case. Common subjects for questioning are:
- Employment history for the past 10;
- Home addresses for the past 10 years;
- Medical providers who treated you for accident-related injuries;
- Other medical providers who treated you within the past 10 years (and reason for that treatment);
- Criminal history;
- Prior claims, lawsuits and/or Worker’s Compensation claims;
- Insurance information;
- Injuries from prior or subsequent car wrecks or other accidents;
- Witness information; and
- Cell phone account information.
Following graduation from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Eric Stevenson held a number of positions including Assistant State Attorney in the First Judicial Circuit of Florida. Eric has been practicing with partner Christopher Klotz since 2015 litigating personal injury and car accidents in Alabama and Florida.