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Discovery: What are requests for production of documents?

Riddle Brantley LLP   |  January 19, 2015   |  

A party may serve on another party a request to produce and permit inspecting and copying, photographing, testing, and sampling of documents, papers, books, objects, tangible things, etc.; or entry onto land for the purpose of inspecting, surveying, testing, etc. A party served with such a request must serve a written response within 30 days. If the response is an objection or refusal to comply, the party submitting the request may move for an order directing production or entry.

In personal injury cases, these requests are common for medical records related to the accident, prior medical records, information concerned any lost wage claim, and pictures of injuries, the accident or the objects, such as vehicles, involved.