After an injury, a person may decide to pursue legal compensation from the person or entity responsible for his or her injury-related losses by filing a personal injury lawsuit. For a lawsuit to be successful, however, a person must provide sufficient evidence showing that the defendant’s mistakes or neglect lead to the injury in question.
In order to complete this task, the claimant may need to file for special access to people or information linked to the case. This may involve the issuing of subpoenas.
A subpoena is a special legal action that requires a party tied to a case to either present information or appear in court as a witness. A party that receives a subpoena must provide the court with the requested information, and they may face legal penalties if they fail or refuse to do so. Issuing a subpoena for a case requires the following steps:
- Filing for a subpoena with the court
- The court may send out a process server to deliver the subpoena
- The recipient must then provide records if asked for documents
- The recipient must then appear in court if asked to testify
The subpoenaed individual must provide the testimony or records that are requested. This can help to provide valuable evidence that an accident victim may need to fight for compensation.
If you have been injured because of another party’s negligence or recklessness, an experienced legal advisor may be able to assist you. To learn more, contact the St. Louis personal injury lawyers at the Finney Law Office today by calling 314-646-0300.