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Request for production in auto accident cases.

A request for production in an automobile case usually centers on requesting the documentation that may be associated with the accident. You can obtain a copy of the police report from the other party, the statements collected by the other party, photographs of the damage to your car that they took, and also damage to their car. It's also useful to obtain repair estimates of the other car, and to obtain the documentation pertaining to the property damage they sustained. Their property damage may also explain how violent the impact really was, in conjunction with your photos.
You can obtain copies of documents they have obtained from you; for instance, copies of medical records that they obtained directly from the medical health care provider. You can also request copies of any video that they have taken of you or of your family. Sometimes when a defendant is trying to defend a case, they think it's prudent to videotape you doing activities and it's nice to know that you have the right to request that copy.
If the defense has had a medical doctor review medical records and bills, you are entitled to those reports at some time prior to the time of trial. Additionally, you can request a production of the actual car that was actually involved in the accident, if the defense is asserting that the impact was not significant.  Visually looking at the car may prove damage not documented on their self serving inspection report.  

If you're involved in an automobile accident, a request for production to the defense is always a vital tool in prosecuting you action. Contact a competent California auto accident attorney to help you with your case. Call us at 866-981-5596 for a free consultation.

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