Questions at Examination for Discovery in Ontario

Are you going to be examined for discovery in a car accident case in Ontario?  Here are some topics you will likely be asked about by the lawyer for the at fault driver’s insurance company:

Your Background:

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Education
  • Marital / Family Status

Your Home:

  • The layout of your home
  • Number of bedrooms
  • Number of bathrooms
  • Size of your lot
  • Number of stairs
  • Location of the laundry
  • Number and size of gardens
  • Who cleaned the house before the accident
  • Who cleans the house after the accident
  • Details about any limitations in housekeeping and home maintenance

Your Injuries

  • Head to toe, identify all the body parts that were hurt in the accident
  • Details about the prognosis of each injury
  • Details about how each injury has improved or not since the accident
  • Details about what medical professionals have said about the injuries
  • Any planned surgeries
  • Details of any psychological / emotional injuries
  • Steps you have taken to get better
  • All therapies under taken
  • Medications since the accident
  • Specialists seen since the accident and what they have said
  • Description of the pain experienced since the accident

 The Accident

  • Details about the vehicle you were in / bike you were on
  • Where were you going?
  • What route did you take?
  • Were you familiar with the route?
  • Were you distracted in the vehicle?
  • Were you wearing your seatbelt?
  • When did you first see the other vehicle?
  • What did you see?
  • What did you do?
  • What part of your body made contact with the inside of the car, if any?
  • Did you hit your head?
  • How far did your car move at impact?
  • Speed at impact?
  • Details about lighting, weather, visibility, road condition
  • Damage to the vehicles
  • Statements given to police
  • On site first aid received

Loss of Income / Loss of Competitive Advantage

  • Details about your employment history over past 10 years
  • Job at the time of the accident, including duties, physical requirements, salary, benefits, performance review, raise history
  • Time lost from work after the accident
  • Details of return to work
  • Description of any current limitations at work

While this is not a comprehensive list, being able to answer these questions confidently and accurately will take you a long way in your discovery preparation.

For more information about the steps in a personal injury law suit, contact a personal injury lawyer at Auger Hollingsworth at 613 233-4529.

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