Shelby, NC asked in Personal Injury for North Carolina

Q: I have an assigmnet on admissions and genunineness of documents for a train accident any suggestions

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Brian F Davis
Brian F Davis
  • Asheville, NC
  • Licensed in North Carolina

A: I take it from your question that you are involved in litigation arising from a train accident. A request for admissions is a very serious and legally binding document used in the discovery phase of a civil case. A request for admission regarding the genuineness of a document is designed to get the opposing party (you) to admit that the document is real and not a fake or forgery, and that it is admissible in court if it is otherwise relevant to the case. A party to a lawsuit will often use this technique to avoid having to subpoena the original documents to trial. Be careful if you admit the request, because once you admit something, it is considered binding for the remainder of that case. Ideally, you should have a lawyer prepare your responses to discovery.

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