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Tell Your Lawyer the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

One of the worst things that can happen in any personal injury case is that your lawyer discovers something that you didn’t tell him or her. Whether it be good or bad, the unknown is one of the worst things a lawyer faces in any case. For this reason, and many others, you must tell your personal injury lawyer EVERYTHING. Even if you feel it may harm your case, your lawyer MUST know about it from the very beginning.

First of all, communications between you and your personal injury lawyer are privileged. Because of this, you should feel free to tell your lawyer everything. During your first meeting and continuing throughout the case, what you tell your lawyer is confidential, so tell him or her everything. Your lawyer won’t turn around and broadcast everything that was said to the world.

If you fail to tell your lawyer something, especially something you think is bad, we can’t prepare to deal with it. If there is something bad about your case and you tell your lawyer upfront, your lawyer can figure out a way to minimize the damage from that fact or work around it. If you fail to tell your lawyer a good fact, he or she may not be able to get the most out of that fact.

Your personal injury lawyer in Kansas City has to know everything because you can count on the insurance defense company or lawyer finding out about it. If this happens, your case may be doomed. A savvy insurance defense lawyer will hold onto the bad fact until such time as will benefit the insurance company the most. If you had told your own lawyer about the fact, we can prepare to rebut the fact and mitigate the damage.

Please, tell your personal injury lawyer everything from the very beginning, even if you think it will be bad for your case. Facing personal injury can be devastating and challenging, but with the assistance from an experienced attorney, they can help you seek the compensation you deserve. We will stand by you during the process and answer any questions or concerns you may have. Contact Meyerkord & Russell at (816) 867-8611 to set up a free initial consultation.