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4 Major Things You Should Tell Your Personal Injury Lawyer to Help Your Case

Justia Elevate Team

Knowing the information your prospective personal injury attorney would require before your initial consultation is important. A personal injury attorney works on a contingency fee, meaning that they would not get paid for the work they do on your case unless you end up receiving money from a settlement or award. Consequently, it is crucial that you give the attorney important information that would be helpful to your case.

Here are four major things you must tell your personal injury lawyer;

  1. If You Have a Criminal History

It would help if you let your personal injury lawyer know whether you have ever been convicted of a crime and whether it was a felony or a misdemeanor. Insurance companies frequently do background checks on claims, even though these convictions may not be pertinent to your case.

  1. If You Have A Pre-Existing Injury

Inform your personal injury attorney if you have a history of injuries to the same portion of your body as your most recent ones. The insurance provider will probably find out about your prior injuries, and your personal injury attorneys can use this information to distinguish between your past and new injuries. You may still be eligible for compensation if your previous injury healed and the accident caused new damage to the same body area or if it aggravated your pre-existing injury.

  1. If You Were Partially at Fault for The Accident

You must inform your personal injury attorney if you were partially at fault for the accident leading to your injury. You will be entitled to compensation for your losses if you are not at least 50% at blame for a personal injury accident. But your level of negligence will lower the amount of any award you might receive.

  1. If You Have Been Re-Injured

You should also inform your attorney if you sustain more injuries from the accident. This may assist your personal injury lawyer secure medical evidence in distinguishing between your old and new injuries and anticipating defense objections.

In conclusion, disclosing the factors mentioned above to your personal injury lawyer can enable him to foresee problems better and prepare for your case, even though none of them will necessarily make or break your case.

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