Transparency is the Key to a Successful Personal Injury Case
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, our personal injury attorney in Vero Beach explains to each of our clients that there are several things we need to know about their Florida auto, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accident before we can begin to build their case.
There are also several things we are going to need to know about you, your collision, and your injuries that must be relayed truthfully, so we can build the best case possible for your unique circumstances.
The dangers of being untruthful with your Vero Beach personal injury attorney can lead to irreparable damage that may have been avoided entirely or at the very least minimized by talking about it upfront.
When your attorney is blindsided during negotiations or at trial because you have not been forthcoming, it could ruin your case.
If you have been hurt in an accident, here is what we will need to know.
Do You Have Any Prior Injuries?
One of the first things the insurance company will want to learn is whether you have any previous injuries, so they can blame your current injuries on them — not their policyholder’s negligence.
The insurance company will typically request your medical records, often asking injury victims to sign a broad release, so they can dig into your medical history and find excuses not to pay for your current injuries.
We like to limit the insurance company’s access to your current medical needs by limiting the records they have access to. If we do not know about your prior injuries, they will find out first, and that may jeopardize your case.
Have You Previously Filed a Personal Injury Claim?
We do not want to be the last person to know that you have previously filed a personal injury claim. Being truthful with our Vero Beach car accident attorney will make a big difference in the potential outcome of your case.
The insurance company will use their extensive resources to determine the details from your previous filings and may use that information to develop a pattern of filing claims, which they will attempt to frame as fraud.
The more we know about your previous injuries, and any other insurance claims you have filed will allow us to effectively challenge their wrongful classification of your case.
Have You Been in Trouble with the Law at Any Point?
Insurance companies and their attorneys will do anything they can to negatively affect your case’s chances of success. That means delving into your criminal history and attempting to mar your character to avoid paying what you deserve as a result.
Your Client-Attorney Relationship Must Be Built on Trust
Even if you do not believe that something in your past is relevant to your current case, our personal injury lawyer in Vero Beach needs to know about it.
Do not mistakenly assume that you know more about the law than your attorney and decide on your own what you want to disclose to us.
As your attorney, we can head off or minimize any potentially damaging information by merely knowing it in advance.
Insurance companies have vast resources to run a background check on any personal injury claimant, and if they know more about you than we do — as your attorney — we are already behind.
If you have been hurt in a collision, contact our experienced Stuart personal injury lawyers in Indian River County at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A. today by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation to learn more about what we need to know, so we can help you pursue the best outcome available for your unique circumstances.