What Are Interrogatories?

I am in a lawsuit and just got sent interrogatories. What are they?

Interrogatories are written questions that one person in a lawsuit sends to another person in a lawsuit. The party that receives the interrogatories must answer them in a certain period of time, unusually thirty days.

Your lawyer will guide you through answering the interrogatories.   It is very important that you tell the complete truth when you answer the questions. The failure to tell the truth will  have an adverse impact on your case. 

To learn more about the steps in the litigation process, read our Legal Guide called "Understanding the Steps in the Litigation Process."