This includes preparation of exhibits and demonstrative aids. We will research applicable laws and medical treatises and articles to review and support your case. Depending on the type and complexity of the case we will visit the scene of the occurrence. If medical or other types of scientific experts are needed on your case we will contact and consult with them.
Many factors are important on recommending and agreeing to settle. For a further discussion see my article, “Recommending Settlement or Trial to a Client”, appearing in the St Louis Lawyer magazine. A copy can be provided on request.
These are questions about the nature of your case including facts, medical providers, bills, economic losses, witnesses, etc. We of course assist the client in answering the “interrogatories”. We will also be required to produce relevant documents supporting your case, such as records, bills, tax documents, statements, etc.
Next will be the “depositions” of the parties and witnesses. Depositions are sworn statements in response to oral questions by the attorneys. Depositions are an oral and detailed inquiry into your case, including your background, the events surrounding and causing your injuries, your damages including medical care. Basically, everything you personally know about your case.
However, any discussions you have had with your attorney are protected by the attorney-client privilege and the attorney cannot ask you to disclose this information.
Obviously, this is only a brief outline of your case from beginning to end and if we are your attorney we will discuss the case and the issues throughout our representation and answer your questions to the best of our ability.