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.