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