November 21, 2012
Essentially, the interrogatories are a set of written questions issued to a party in a lawsuit by the opposing party. These questions must be answered in writing under oath or under penalty of perjury within a specified time (such as 30 days).
In Georgia, the parties are only allowed to ask no more than 50 questions, which include sub-parts. O.C.G.A. § 9-11-33. Furthermore, objections to these written questions will be waived unless they are asserted. These questions are generally targeted around the workers’ compensation injury, potential witnesses, medical treatment, and disability. However, the questions can be of any topic related to the underlying occupational injury.