Appearances to Expect After Filing a Case
Your case was filed with the appropriate court, but now what? Michigan Court Rules require that you show up for different appearances during the course of your case. Some of these appearances include depositions, independent medical examinations, facilitations, or settlement conferences.
A deposition is an interview in which the attorney for the other party asks you, a caregiver, a witness, etc., about the case. A court reporter, also in the deposition, will make a transcript of the questions and answers for the parties to use in their discovery. An independent medical examination is when the insurance company hires a doctor to evaluate your injuries. Facilitations and settlement conferences are where both sides meet with a neutral facilitator or judge to try and settle a case before trial.
The Attorneys at MichiganLawsuit.com will work with you to make sure that you are prepared for each appearance. If you have any questions as you are approaching an appearance date, just let our office know!