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What is the Notice to Produce Documents?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Mon, Jan 12, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

If the insurance company refuses to agree to a reasonable settlement for injuries you received in an accident resulting from another person's negligence, your attorney may need place your personal injury claim into suit, which if not settled, will lead to trial. Before any arguments are made in front of a jury, there is a stage of the trial process called the discovery phase, during which both sides have an opportunity to research the facts of the case and gather the evidence they will use to support their arguments. While each side does their own legwork to discover much of the evidence they will need, they do have the right to demand certain information and documents from their opposition in the case. This means that, during the pre-trial discovery phase, you and your attorney will almost certainly receive a notice to produce documents from the insurance company's lawyer. It's important to understand exactly what this means, and what you can and cannot be compelled to produce.

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Topics: notice to produce documents, discovery phase

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