What is “Discovery” in Massachusetts Personal Injury Law?

If your Massachusetts personal injury claim does not settle, then your attorney will have to file a lawsuit.  One stage of a lawsuit is discovery.  Written discovery consists of interrogatories, requests for production of documents and requests for admissions.  There is also oral discovery that is elicited through depositions.  Discovery is a process that should really be called "disclosure." 

It provides a very meaningful opportunity for each side of the lawsuit to gather information about the opposing party and the claims and/or defenses each party is presenting.  Discovery is an important aspect of Massachusetts personal injury litigation and, if it is done correctly, can produce important information about a case.

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