In a traffic accident, several processes must be carried out. One of them is to demonstrate how the events happened and this is done in the following way.

After the attorneys for the parties involved present all the necessary answers and motions in an appropriate manner, the court will dismiss the case and the litigation will move into the «discovery phase». This phase is usually a lengthy process in which those involved must comply with the rules of procedure.

During the discovery phase, each attorney must pay attention to the other party’s allegations and must analyze the evidence along with the information he has to support his claims.


This evidence may be physical evidence, interviews or witness testimony, among others. There are several types of methods for obtaining evidence and information about the case, including

1. Interrogatories:

These are questions asked about the claims, defenses, and the names of witnesses.

2. Request for production:

Written requests for copies of relevant documents and other evidence.

3. Application for admission:

This is made in writing and asks the party to admit or reject certain proposals and statements.

All of the above can be very helpful in your case. The other party will probably also send you the same requests.

If you or your lawyer do not respond to these requests in time, serious consequences may result. For example, if you do not respond to requests for admission by the deadline, the court will assume that your counterpart’s statements are true, i.e. that you admit the facts.

To prevent this from happening to you, make sure you have a responsible and knowledgeable attorney to respond to the procedural steps promptly and defend you properly.

During the discovery phase, the parties may take statements from each other. A deposition is when a lawyer questions one of the parties or witnesses under oath. Taking the statement requires a court reporter who will record all testimony.

Normally, interviews are conducted outside of court; however, parties may use such testimony at trial.

The deposition questions may question the relevant issues in the lawsuit, including the person’s background, education, employment or personal history, as well as other issues.

Lawyers may ask you about all of the facts that led to the injury, so your lawyer must be present at every statement you make so that you can protect your rights and give correct advice.