If you were injured in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your damages. When speaking with a personal injury lawyer, share each detail of the incident without leaving out information out of fear or embarrassment. Failing to tell your lawyer everything can impact the outcome of your legal proceedings. There are many reasons you should be completely open and honest with your lawyer, including:
The attorney-client privilege protects the confidentiality of communications between clients and their lawyers. This means your lawyer cannot disclose information you provide about your case to others. Your attorney can give you the most accurate and effective legal advice when you disclose all relevant information about your accident. At Longo Biggs Injury Law, we want to help you win your case – providing us with every relevant detail, even if you find it embarrassing or worry that it could hurt your case, allows us to provide the best legal counsel possible.
Telling your lawyer everything can help them build a strong case in your favor. It can help them understand the full extent of your injuries, devise well-rounded arguments and legal strategies, and allow them to anticipate the opposing party’s arguments. Withholding information can prevent them from negotiating a settlement or crafting a compelling argument on your behalf.
Maintaining your credibility can potentially help secure a better outcome, whether your attorney is negotiating with the insurance company or representing you in court. Maintaining your credibility means being honest and truthful about personal details and the details of your case. If you are caught lying or omitting information, it can make you appear untrustworthy. This can severely hurt your case, especially if your case is being held in front of a jury in court. Being completely truthful, even about information that may damage your case, can still lead to positive outcomes.
Being honest with your attorney can help them prepare counterarguments and navigate potential problems effectively. Unwelcome facts may still come up during negotiations or court, even if you didn’t speak with your lawyer about them. If this information blindsides your lawyer, they may not be able to respond as effectively, which could harm your case. Providing your lawyer with all the information can help them better represent you and your interests.
As your attorney, our main goal is to help you achieve the best possible outcome. Our attorneys are more equipped to do this when they have all the relevant information about your accident. Full disclosure improves our ability to advocate for your interests and rights, which increases the likelihood of a favorable resolution.
Contact a personal injury lawyer at Longo Biggs Injury Law, LLC, if you were involved in an accident and sustained injuries. We can help individuals involved in car accidents, truck accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice cases, and more. Being completely honest about your accident can allow your attorney to build a strong case and avoid any unwanted surprises, resulting in the best possible outcome for your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.