What are the uses of interrogatories?

Asked over 1 year ago - Loves Park, IL

What are the uses of interrogatories, and the general tactics of the plaintiff? If you were working on a personal injury case, what information would you seek through the use of the interrogatories?

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  1. Christian K. Lassen II

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    Answered . To get info. Don't play lawyer, retain one.

  2. Thomas O. Moens

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    Answered . A short answer: To get information, to develop trial strategy, to help folks with their "memories" as they testify, to get basic information out of way so as to save time at trial. As to what information to seek, it would depend on the type of injury, the parties, and to whom the interrogatories are propounded.

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  3. Stephen Laurence Hoffman

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    Answered . To get information. It's the basis of discovery--to get and verify information.

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  4. Charles Joseph Michael Candiano

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    Answered . Interrogatory is just a fancy word for "question." They are simply questions to give you more information to prepare your case. If you are promulgating discovery, you need an attorney. Failure to timely answer a Request to Admit or failure to raise an Affirmative Defense could cost you the case.

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  5. Joseph Andrew Brabender IV

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    Answered . Reference Illinois Supreme Court Rule 213. Personal injury law is no place for a pro-se Plaintiff. Attorneys in this area work on contingency fee and are well worth it.

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  6. Judy A. Goldstein

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    Answered . Am I the only one here who thinks this is a homework question?

  7. Andrew Daniel Myers

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    Answered . When they design a new aircraft, they include aeronautical engineers, hydraulic engineers, ergonomic engineers, mechanical engineers, avionics engineers, electrical engineers, computer application engineers, and many others. Yes, the "strategy" part of the question is that complex. Here's a teeny summary:
    http://www.attorney-myers.com/2013/05/discovery...

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