Mistakes Victims of Accidents Make in North Carolina: Not Being Honest About Your Accident History
Do not try to hide past accidents from your lawyer. Once you begin a case, the other side will be interested in knowing how many past accidents you have had. The reality is that they probably already know the answer, or at least have easy access to that information. All insurance companies subscribe to insurance databases that contain records of millions of accident claims, and often the only reason they ask you this question is to test your credibility. If you have been in other accidents, your lawyer can investigate this and make a determination as to whether this is a valid problem in your case. But if you do not tell your lawyer, and you try to misrepresent your accident history to the insurance company, then it is almost guaranteed that you’ll lose your case.
(Part 1 of 4 on Mistakes of Accident Victims in North Carolina)