What is the name of your state? california
i am representing myself pro per in a civil superior case in california/personal injury.
today i received a "request for admissions" document from the defendant. previously, i received and returned interrogatories, requests for documents. no deposition, no medical exam. medical records subpoened.
it lists 11 admissions all saying things like admit you suffered no injury, you lost no wages, they are not responsible, etc. all the things claimed in my suit/already stated they want me to admit or deny in this document.
first of all, what is the purpose of this document? to ask me to deny/accept everything i have already stated are the grounds for the case. what would the defense do with this? it sure wouldn't provide information they wouldn't already have/expect? is this a trick thing? or have i just gotton paranoid trying to deal with all of this legal stuff on my own?
second and most important...it asks if my response to each request for admission served an unqualified admission? if not, for each response that is not an unqualified admission...state the number of the request...state all the facts upon which you base your response...name/address of all people who have knowledge of those facts...identify all documents and other tangible things that support your response.
what i do not understand is this...all my answers to the things they list are that i disagree. example...it says: "admit that you did not suffer any wage loss as a result of the incident of..." my answer is "disagree". so do i just write, "disagree" for each one and that is all i have to do? or do i have to spell out why i disagree, etc. i do not understand.
i hope this makes sense and someone can help me because this legal stuff is so confusing and i can't find answers...and no one at the court or otherwise (clerks, etc.) want to be bothered by questions.