The Dysart Law Firm, P.C. is dedicated to using the law and the courts to seek justice and compensation for people who have been impacted by the negligent and reckless actions of others. It has been our experience that filing a lawsuit is necessary to maximize the settlement value of your case.
How It Works
First, we will investigate and research your case. Depending on the requirements of the case, we may be assisted by professional investigators and research assistants. This initial investigation and research often take weeks or even months.
The second area of activity is called discovery. Various statutes and court rules permit representatives from each side of the lawsuit to file paper in court requesting the other side to furnish information about the case. When either side files such papers in court, the other side must respond within a fairly short time – usually 30 days. There are various types of discovery devices that the law allows:
Interrogatories These are a series of written questions that one side asks the other. Interrogatories must be answered in writing and under oath
Request for Production Each side may request the other to produce documents of things that might relate to the case
Depositions This is a procedure in which the lawyer for one side asks a witness questions verbally. The witness is under oath and answers verbally while a court reporter transcribes the proceedings.
What You Need to Provide
Records – Please keep accurate and detailed records of the following
- Hospital, doctor, drug and all other medical bills
- Losses directly resulting from your injury
- Notes reflecting the effect of your injury on your daily life
- Any insurance policy that might afford you coverage or protection
You should pay all your bills by check or obtain and keep receipts. These records will be very helpful a year later when you are asked by the defense to recall your pain, difficulties, and expenses.
Witnesses – Immediately furnish us with the correct names, addresses and telephone numbers of any and all witnesses you may know of. This includes people who know how your injury has affected you such as friends, family neighbors, co-workers or employees.
Evidence – Provide us with any photographs pertaining to your case that was taken by you or any witness to your injury. Save any physical evidence and talk to us about the evidence you know that may help us.