Corona, CA asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for California

Q: Do I have to take my transcripts of my insurance company talking bout an accident small claims court?

I was wondering if I had to provide the arbitrator with the transcripts of the phone call I had with my insurance company about the accident? The guy tried suing me and when that wasn't working out he decided to take things to small claims.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A California attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could depend on the court. If you're in small claims, it suggests there are probably no injuries. If it will take time to order and retrieve the transcripts, it could be up to the court. In general nationwide, the discovery process in small claims is usually quick and basic - it isn't as protracted as in larger injury cases. They need to move cases along quickly. A court clerk or California attorney familiar with the court's protocols could advise more meaningfully. Good luck

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