Throughout the legal process of a personal injury lawsuit there will be a number of different motions filed within the court system. A motion is a written or oral request for a judge to make a ruling about some aspect of the case. There are many different types of motions such as a motion to dismiss, a motion for summary judgement, a motion to enforce settlement, or a motion to compel; just to name a few.
A motion to compel is typically filed during the discovery process. The discovery process is when both parties get to request information from each other to determine what the case is about or basically seeing what information the other party has about the case that you might not know about.
Sometimes during the discovery process a party might not want to provide opposing counsel with information they requested or maybe they are taking a really long time to provide the information. A motion to compel would then be drafted and filed within the court. The judge would then review the motion and determine whether they think the party should be forced to turn over the requested information.
If you have any more questions about motions to compel or your personal injury case, please reach out to us. You can call us at 407-254-4901 or text us at 407-644-4444. We are always happy to offer a no obligation, free consultation to discuss your case with you.