When it comes to a personal injury claim, your credibility is everything. But according to insurance company, ten to fifteen percent of injury claims are exaggerated or even fraudulent. You want to be assured that you get a sufficient settlement for your injuries. Why put this at risk by being untruthful?
When you contact an injury lawyer in Toronto, he or she will tell you that honesty is important when it comes to a personal injury claim. As lawyers, we know that once a claim is filed, our clients may be closely watched. The defendant or insurance company may go to great lengths to make sure your claim is truthful.
Lion and Tigers and Investigators, Oh My
insurance company employs the use of individuals whose job it is to detect any fraud. This is done by means of private investigators or investigation units who will employ the use of any legal means to uncover fraudulent claims. This goes as far as watching your social media accounts, interviewing your co-workers and neighbors, or parking outside your home. If you feel as if you’re being watched, you may be right.
The Penalties of Lying
Keep in mind that fraud carries stiff criminal penalties. Your lawyer will always want you to keep honest in any of your dealings with the insurance company and the courts. Lying is not good practice but lying under oath is criminal. Even if perjury and criminal charges aren’t brought after a fraudulent claim, lying can mean you not only don’t get the settlement you were seeking but you may be ordered to pay the costs of the other party.
Let Your Claim Speak for Itself with Evidence
Your Toronto injury lawyer knows that the truth that can be substantiated with solid evidence makes your claim much stronger. When you are honest, you are in a better position to get fair compensation. Untruths complicate matters and eventually come to light. Your lawyer will rely on your statements to be truthful.
Lawyers have a professional responsibility to represent the facts truthfully. Failing to be truthful to your lawyer puts him or her in a very difficult position and may result in your lawyer refusing to represent you.
The Value of Honesty
When it comes to claims, your creditiliby and the evidence that proves your injuries and statements are valuable to your settlement. When it comes to representing your legal rights, be truthful with your lawyer and allow he or she to represent your claim with solid evidence. Trust your Nanaimo lawyer to know what is best for you when it comes to a representing you to a fair settlement.
If you have been injured in an accident, call the legal team at Toronto for a free consultation. We have won millions of dollars in compensation for our clients and go the distance to represent your legal rights.