Sample interrogatories for various types of tort cases are available for download at Miller & Zois, according to the company website. Miller and Zois also makes available sample interrogatory questions and answers, and sample interrogatories from various defendants. In addition, FindForms.com provides free sample interrogatories for various types of cases.
Model interrogatories from Miller & Zois include interrogatories for plaintiffs in cases involving truck collisions, nursing homes, premises liability, general negligence and uninsured motorists. Other available interrogatories are appropriate for product liability, auto accident and medical malpractice cases. People taking advantage of the free interrogatories should make sure they are appropriate to the specific cases in which they are involved, explains Miller and Zois.
When drafting interrogatories, attorneys should come up with specific questions designed to precisely elicit the answers needed for use in trial, states the Continuing Education of the Bar blog for California. Questions intended to elicit information in general can be drawn more broadly. Interrogatories should be numbered consecutively and include all identifying information.
The law requires all interrogatories to be self-contained, so that the responding party doesn't have to look at any other legal documents to understand and reply to the interrogatory, explains the CEB blog. One practice that helps here is to tailor definitions within the interrogatory. However, when following this technique, it's important not to copy pre-existing definitions contained within an interrogatory form that's been used for other cases.