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Skeletons in Your Closet?

It's a scenario we see all too often:

Let's say you're involved in a wreck that wasn't your fault, suffered some pretty serious injuries, and are filing a personal injury claim to receive compensation for those injuries.

Now, let's also say that you were in an accident years ago or have some old, pre-existing injuries or conditions that you feel hurt your claim, so you're thinking about withholding that information from your lawyer.

We've got some absolutely critical advice for you: DON'T DO IT!
The reason why is that you can be sure that the insurance company will be digging into your past to discover any old accidents or injuries, and trust us, their investigators will find out that information and they will use it against you to minimize or deny your claim altogether.

The good news is that if you share that information with your lawyer right from the start, he or she can be completely prepared to deal with those kinds of issues and can build the strongest case possible for you.

Conversely, if the insurance company is the first one to find out about those old injuries and accidents and not your lawyer, your case is in big trouble.

So, do yourself a favor; if you have some so-called "skeletons in the closet," just be upfront with your lawyer and tell him or her everything that could be relevant to your case.

Give your lawyer the best chance to secure fair and full compensation for your injuries.

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