Being Upfront with Boulder Injury Lawyers
Since memories fade and evidence can disappear, your attorney will need to make a careful record of all of the events that transpired before, during and after your injury. Try to remember and be very honest in reporting every detail. Do not exaggerate your claims of pain and injury. Do not downplay them either. Your attorney will want to be sure that you have a medical record from the time of injury and that you attend all follow-up visits. If you neglect this, it will be at the peril of your case.
Sometimes people will fabricate a story to protect someone else, thinking it is an innocent act. For instance, someone else may have been driving your car at the time of the accident. Perhaps this person didn’t have a valid driver’s license or there was some other reason that they didn’t want to be identified as the driver. So, you say you were driving in order to protect them. This is known as an act of commission (you knew that you were telling a lie).
Another type of dishonesty is failing to disclose something that you knew was true, but which, for some reason, you choose not to disclose. In both of these scenarios, the real truth is likely to come out at the trial hearing, causing both you and your attorney to lose credibility and threatening the outcome of your case.
In order for your lawyer to fairly represent your case, all of the facts need to be out in the open, even if they are damaging to your case. By disclosing the truth, there will be no surprises in court, and your case will have the best possible outcome. Call 303-447-1144 today to schedule a free consultation with experienced injury lawyers at Sloat & Nicholson, P.C.
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