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What To Disclose With Your Personal Injury Lawyer

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It’s essential to be truthful with your personal injury lawyer for a multitude of reasons. Not only can it damage your case and any compensation you may receive, but it can cause your attorney to withdraw from representing you. Before you meet with your attorney, make sure you disclose the following with them:

Prior Claims

If you have made insurance claims in the past, you should let your lawyer know immediately. Insurance companies have access to your claims and medical history, so when you choose not to disclose this information with your attorney, you’re giving the adjusters an upper hand.

Previous Injuries

Make sure you disclose all previous injuries to your attorney, as it’s essential to receive compensation. Disclosing this information is important as an insurance adjuster may deny the claim, claiming that the injuries you sustained are not related to the accident. Your attorney may ask for your medical records in advance to strengthen your case.

Prior Legal Problems

Although felonies and misdemeanors will not affect your case (unless related to driving), you should still disclose any previous legal issues with your attorney. Most insurance company lawyers run background checks, so having your information can prepare your attorney if the opposing counsel uses it against you.

If You Are Going Through a Divorce

This can sound a bit odd, but you should tell your attorney if you’re in the middle of a divorce, as it can have a large effect on your case. Not only can your spouse be called to testify, but if they support you financially, they may be the ones entitled to compensation.

Contact a Qualified Attorney

If you feel as if you are ready to file a personal injury lawsuit, you should speak with our California personal injury lawyers today. With honesty, we can build a strong case for you to attain the compensation you deserve. We will work diligently with you every step of the way to achieve the best possible outcome for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

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