Why Do I Have to Answer Interrogatories in Tennessee Personal Injury Cases?
Interrogatories are written questions that one side to a lawsuit says to the other side of the lawsuit to get answer.
The questions, the interrogatories themselves are designed to get information from the opposing party of the lawsuit -- information about medical history, educational background, the identity of witnesses to the action. Things like that.
These answers are given under oath. That is, the person who is asked the questions actually has to raise their right hand and swear that the information that they are giving in answer is truthful.
That means that these interrogatories can be a little stressful at times. You have to gather information and then you have to put down these truthful answers.
But at our law firm, we recognize the importance of this. And therefore we help our clients answer interrogatories -- we help them gather information.
In fact, we help start the process of gathering information before the lawsuit is even filed, so that we are prepared to answer the interrogatories that we know are going to come.
If you make a mistake in answers to interrogatories, that mistake can be used against you in court. And several mistakes can be devastating to your case.
Therefore, to do this, it takes a lot of work. But it is something that we do every single day at our law firm. And we'd be honored with the opportunity to help you with your personal injury case and with answering your interrogatories.