Unfortunately, minimizing, and even outright lying are common in personal injury cases. Without a personal injury attorney in your corner, you may be at a disadvantage in trying to counter misstatements about the incident.
Motivation for Lying
The defendant has motive for lying, and his insurer has motive to accept his lies as fact. After all, the defendant doesn’t want his rates to rise, or worse—to lose coverage altogether. The insurer doesn’t want to have to pay out on a settlement. This is not to suggest that insurers will knowingly work in collusion with their clients to offer false information to the court, although some may indeed do so.
What your Charlotte Personal Injury Attorney Will Do
Any experienced personal injury lawyer has had to deal with defendants who were less than truthful. Your lawyer will interview and take testimony from witnesses who can attest to the veracity of your version of events. He may also re-visit the accident scene to study the logistics of both your story and the defendant’s trumped-up one. Often simply by considering step-by-step the feasibility of the defendant’s version of events its unlikelihood emerges.
The truth usually comes out, and a case settled one way or the other. If a settlement cannot be accomplished because defense attorneys are digging in their heels, it will be necessary for your personal injury attorney to take the case to trial.
Contact the Personal Injury Law Firm of Bice Law
The personal injury firm of Bice Law will examine your case to determine the type and amount of damages that your injury warrants, including payments for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and any permanent disability. We’ll determine whether an out-of-court settlement or trial is the best strategy to obtain maximum benefits for you or your family. If you have suffered injury or harm because of someone else’s actions, take the first step to protect your legal rights – contact the personal injury firm of Bice Law serving both North and South Carolina. You only have a limited time after your injury to file a claim, so act quickly. Call 877-BICE-877 today or submit an online request to get a free consultation with a personal injury attorney. We serve families across both North Carolina and South Carolina. Results are how we measure success – we’ve built a strong reputation both in and out of the courtroom, and we’ll put our experience and expertise to work on your behalf.