Trial or Arbitration?

So you and your attorney tried to negotiate a settlement of your injury claim, but the insurance company refused to make a reasonable offer. After some discussion, you and your attorney have decided to file a lawsuit. What now? Well, in Washington one of the first...

What is a Deposition?

So you’ve filed a lawsuit, and now the insurance company lawyer wants to take your deposition. What is a deposition and is this something you should be worried about? Depositions are a routine part of what lawyers call “discovery.” Discovery is the...

What are Interrogatories?

Anytime a lawsuit is filed, there is a period of time during which the two sides exchange information about the case. This period is called discovery. During discovery, one tool available to all attorneys is interrogatories. Interrogatories are written questions that...