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In the city of San Luis Obispo, interrogatories come into play during the discovery process of a lawsuit. Once the lawsuit is filed and the defendant has had a chance to answer the complaint, both sides participate in the discovery process. This is when both sides request and provide information. An interrogatory is a set of written questions or a request for information from one part to the other.

Most legal documents need to be filed with the court during a personal injury lawsuit. This is not true of interrogatories. These documents are exchanged directly between the parties involved in the case, but there is a limit. If a party reaches the limit of interrogatories sent, they may petition the court seeking permission to send more.

There is a federal rule that the party receiving the interrogatory must respond within 30 days, and most states follow the same rule. The person answering the interrogatory must do so and then sign it in front of a notary public. Even though interrogatories are questions, they are not written in typical question form. Instead, they are worded in such a way to invite a lengthier answer. The recipient of an interrogatory may object to it for certain reasons.

Any person who has been injured due to the negligence of another should consult with a personal injury attorney for assistance. Legal proceedings and forms are exact processes and require experience for the most positive and beneficial outcome.

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