If you have been involved in an auto accident and you want a personal injury attorney to handle your claim, remember to be honest with him/her. Not disclosing prior or subsequent injuries can literally ruin your case.
If your attorney is not aware of all the issues in the case, he or she will not be able to properly evaluate your claim. In addition, courts do not tolerate and will dismiss your case if you withhold information that is relevant to the injuries or the accident. Below, I have listed some of the points to remember when meeting with your attorney for your injury case.
- When you first meet with your attorney, make sure to let him/her know of any prior injuries that could be similar to those you are experiencing in this accident.
- Inform your attorney of any and all injuries, whether relevant or not to the accident at issue. This will help your attorney determine your previous injuries and will be able to distinguish relevant and irrelevant injuries.
- Inform your attorney if you have ever been involved in an auto accident, slip and fall, workers compensation or any other injury claim. By disclosing this information to your attorney ahead of time, he/she can better understand the value of your case.
- Be honest about everything. Most people think that withholding information from their attorney will keep the information from everyone. This is not true, withholding information from your attorney only puts your case at risk for dismissal.
If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident and would like to make a claim, contact Hysenlika Law Firm at 813-563-4470 – for a FREE consultation.