It is during this important and sometimes lengthy phase that we make written demands for documents and answers to stated questions (interrogatories). We may also request the right to depose (question under oath) the defendant and all relevant witnesses.
We make these requests to learn everything the insurance company and their lawyers are legally required to reveal about the case they are building against your claim. They in turn make similar demands of our firm, requiring us to carefully review all your medical reports. They may also request your deposition.
If they ask to depose you, rest assured that we will fully prepare you for that event – and be sitting there with you throughout that process. If you tell the truth, you should do fine. The other side may also request the right to depose one or more of your doctors. Witnesses to key events may also be deposed. Depending on the complexity of your case, the discovery phase may last between six months to a year (possibly longer if unexpected events or complications develop).