The short answer is YES. It’s a situation we see often:
Let’s say you’re involved in an auto collision that wasn’t your fault, suffered some serious injuries, and are filing a personal injury claim with the insurance company to receive compensation for those injuries.
Now, let’s also say that you were in an wreck years ago or have some old, pre-existing injuries or conditions that you feel could undermine your claim, so you’re thinking about withholding that information from your lawyer or insurance adjuster.
We’ve got some absolutely critical advice for you: DON’T DO IT!
Why? Because you can be sure that the insurance company will be digging into your past to discover any old accidents or injuries. Trust us, their investigators will find out that information and they will use it against you to minimize or deny your claim altogether.
The good news is that if you share that information with your lawyer right from the start, he or she can be completely prepared to deal with those kinds of issues and can build the strongest case possible for you. If the insurance company is the first one to find out about those old injuries and accidents and not your lawyer, your case is in big trouble.
Do yourself a favor: If you have some so-called 'skeletons in the closet,' just be upfront with your lawyer and/or the insurance adjuster and tell him or her everything that could be relevant to your case. Give your lawyer and yourself the best chance to secure fair and full compensation for your injuries
You Need an Attorney
If you’ve suffered a neck injury sustained in a vehicle accident, consult with an experienced attorney to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. To learn more, contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden, P.C. by using the form on this page.