Do I have to disclose to my attorney if I have been in prior a car accident? I dont see the connection between a past accident and the current crash that caused my injuries.
Even though it is often difficult to see the link between your current situation and what has happened in the past, withholding information about previous car accidents from your attorney can be detrimental to your case. The insurance company has access to a database that will provide them with this information and don’t be surprised when it is mentioned at some point during the legal process.
If your Santa Monica car accident attorney is not aware of your prior accident and injury history, it will not be good news for your injury claim. Your attorney can prepare your case properly if he or she knows all of this information upfront. However, if you keep things a secret, your lawyer could end up being blindsided during your case and therefore, you may not get the compensation you wanted.
The insurance company will also be analyzing your medical records, so be sure to tell your attorney about any injuries or medical conditions you have had in the past.
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