No one wants to find themselves in a situation where their only alternative is to file a personal injury lawsuit, yet hundreds of individuals do every year. If you find yourself in this scenario, you might be surprised at how much personal information you're being asked to give to the lawyer representing the entity you're suing.
We are here to help you through this process at The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, and that includes preserving your privacy. This may not be something you've considered, but it's something we're prepared to deal with. Continue reading to find out more. Contact us at 800-333-0000 if you have any questions or would like a free legal consultation.
You can be asked for a lot of personal information
Although each personal injury case is unique, it is customary for a plaintiff to be requested to provide a great deal of personal information. This might include information about their work, such as W-2s and pay stubs, as well as information on their insurance plans, tax records, and medical and other benefits.
If there has been an injury, medical records will almost certainly be required. This is understandable since the defendant has a right to know what injuries are being claimed in the lawsuit. They may, however, request more intimate medical information, such as your whole medical history or notes written by your doctor.
It's conceivable that your personal information will be exposed
Despite the fact that protections are in place, sensitive data can be hacked in a variety of ways. If papers are taken to a professional photocopy, for example, the California Code of Civil Procedure mandates that the photocopier retain a copy of all material copied for at least six months after the case is closed.
There is always the risk that any electronically stored information will fall into the wrong hands, just as there is always the risk that it will fall into the wrong hands with any other electronically stored information.
We can assist you in maintaining your privacy
At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we will work relentlessly to ensure that your case has the best possible resolution. Pushing back to limit the extent of discovery is a part of that obligation. While opposing counsel has the right to seek any material, they should only have access to information that is relevant to your case. We will contest any requests they make that we feel go beyond what they require. You will be safer if they have less knowledge about you.
Please contact us as soon as possible so that we can begin working for you
If you're ready to take the next step and learn more about your personal injury options, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to for a free legal consultation. We can go through the fundamentals with you, offer advice, and estimate your chances of success. Read testimonials from previous clients to get a better picture of what to anticipate from us.