Fontana, CA asked in Personal Injury, Car Accidents and Insurance Bad Faith for California

Q: Serving a witness interrogatories and following with a deposition if they refuse signing an affidavit? Is this the way?

Motorcycle accident. Police wrote the witness statement wrong. There’s evidence on the report in terms of location.

1 Lawyer Answer
William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Non-parties don't have to answer interrogatories. The witness can sign a statement under penalty of perjury, if willing, or you can serve a deposition subpoena, hire a court reporter, give notice to the opposing party, and take the deposition of the witness. I would not recommend that you do any of this. You are in way over your head and are very likely to do irreparable harm to your claim, if it has any value.

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