When you are hurt in a Virginia car accident, your mind is focused on your injuries. You are in pain and have medical bills to think about. Generally, you aren’t thinking about past accidents or injuries you sustained a few years back.
The problem is - if you don’t share this type of information, you could seriously impact your chances of recovering compensation. You know why? The insurance company will be doing some digging and you better believe that they are going to use past accidents and injuries against you.
The good news is that if you are upfront with your Virginia personal injury lawyer about the “skeletons in your closet,” he or she can deal with them.
The insurance company will be on the hunt for information that can be used against you. They want to show that your current injuries are associated with your previous medical history or some accident from your past. Your attorney can prepare for these arguments, by building a strong case on your behalf.
Don’t let the insurance company be the first one to know about your history. Tell your lawyer everything, so that the insurance company has nothing on you.
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