Being Honest Can Help You Recover After a Serious Car Accident
If you have been fighting with another driver’s insurance company for payment of your medical bills and other expenses, you may be tempted to bend the truth a little—but don’t give in. Honesty is always the best policy in an injury claim, and that means being:
- Honest about what happened. Do your best to recall the facts about what happened. If you think there may be details that could hurt your injury claim or paint you in a bad light, talk about your concerns with an experienced accident attorney.
- Honest about your recovery. If you aren’t recovering as quickly as you like, you still need to be honest with your doctor, your family, and your attorney. Covering up difficulties or hiding facts about your recovery won’t help you get the treatment you need—or the compensation you deserve.
- Honest about your chances of success. If you don’t have the evidence that you need to hold the other driver responsible, or if negligence didn’t play a part in your car accident, then you need to get the honest truth about whether or not you have a claim. This is why it is so important to review your case with your own attorney. Otherwise, you could be putting yourself and your family through a long, losing battle with the insurance company.
Lying—or even “bending” the truth—can wreck your injury claim and leave you with no options for recovery. However, while you should always be truthful about an accident and your injuries, insurance companies have a lot to lose and are notorious for twisting victims’ honest words and minimizing their claims.
If you have questions or need to discuss your concerns about an injury claim related to a serious traffic accident, reach out to our law office today at 312-332-1400.