What Questions Might be Asked at an Examination for Discovery in an Ontario Car Accident Claim?

wooden blocks with question marksMany auto accident cases are settled out of court. The victim’s lawyer and the liable insurance company often reach a settlement that provides favourable compensation for the victim.

If your lawyer and the at-fault driver’s insurance company fail to reach a settlement, the only way to resolve the situation may be in court. However, there are many steps before a trial, including the discovery process.

One aspect of this process is the examination for discovery, when the liable insurance company will ask you a variety of questions about your background, your injuries, the crash and other matters. Below, we list some of the questions you may be asked.

If you were injured in a crash in Windsor or somewhere else in Ontario, our Windsor-based car accident lawyers may be able to help you seek compensation. There is no risk with our services as there are no upfront fees or costs. Our lawyers only get paid when you receive compensation.

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Questions Asked at an Examination for Discovery

You are likely to be asked many of the following questions:

Name and Other Basic Information

  • What is your name?
  • How old are you?
  • Where do you live?
  • What education have you received? What degrees have you earned?
  • Are you married or single?
  • Do you have any children?
  • Do you possess a valid driver’s licence?
  • Do you wear prescription eyeglasses?

The Injuries You Suffered

  • What injuries have you been diagnosed with?
  • What body parts are affected?
  • How much medical treatment will you need?
  • How has your condition changed since the accident? Has your injury improved?
  • What have doctors told you about recovering from the injury?
  • Are you going to need surgery?
  • What have you been doing to help the healing process?
  • What treatments have you undergone for your injuries?
  • Are you taking any prescription or over-the-counter medication?
  • Have you seen any specialists since the crash? What have they said about your condition?
  • How much pain are you experiencing because of your injuries?
  • Have you suffered psychological or emotional trauma because of your injuries?

The Crash

  • Where were you going when the crash happened?
  • What type of vehicle were you in when the accident occurred?
  • Do you own the vehicle?
  • When did you buy the vehicle?
  • Were there any passengers in the vehicle?
  • What road were you on?
  • What were you doing the night before?
  • Were you taking a familiar route or was this route unfamiliar to you?
  • Did you have your seatbelt on?
  • When did you see the other car?
  • How did you react when you saw the other vehicle?
  • What steps did you take to try to prevent a collision?
  • During the collision, did you hit your head?
  • Did any other body parts get hit during the crash?
  • How fast were you going when the collision happened?
  • What was the weather like?
  • Was your visibility obstructed by anything?
  • Were you wearing your glasses at the time of the crash?
  • Are you suffering from any disability that affects your ability to safely operate a car?
  • Were you under the influence of alcohol or other drugs?
  • Were you engaged in distracted driving?
  • Describe the damage your vehicle suffered?
  • What did you say to the police when questioned about the crash?
  • Did you receive any first aid at the scene of the accident?
  • What was the condition of the road?
  • Describe the lighting at the scene?
  • Have you been involved in any accidents in the past? When did these accidents occur?
  • When did you last take your car to a mechanic to be serviced?
  • What parts were worked on or replaced by the mechanic?

Your Employment

  • Where have you worked over the past 10 years?
  • What is your current job?
  • What do you do at your job?
  • What are the physical demands of your job?
  • How much do you get paid?
  • What benefits does your employer provide?
  • What is your history of getting pay raises?
  • Have your injuries prevented you from working?
  • How much time have you missed from work?
  • What specific limitations does your injury cause at your job?

Compensation May be Available. Call to Learn More

If you have questions about your rights, the legal process, or anything else related to a car crash claim, we are ready to help. Call to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss seeking compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Our firm works on contingency, which means there are no upfront fees or legal obligations. There are no fees while working on your case either.

We know how difficult the aftermath of a car crash can be and we are here to help you.

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