When people are at fault in an accident or personal injury case, they may try to avoid responsibility by hiding the truth or outright lying. In this article, a Butler personal injury attorney addresses what you might expect when you are faced with an untruthful tortfeasor.
People often try to avoid facing the consequences for their actions by asserting that they did not do anything wrong, were not even present at the time of the accident or that the incident did not happen the way you said it did. They may tell a partial truth, a complete untruth, or they may try to avoid saying anything at all. It is often the nature of human beings to attempt to avoid trouble in this way.
When Tortfeasors Lie
This is not an uncommon occurrence. It has happened in the past and will undoubtedly happen in the future. The real issue comes when the insurance carrier accepts the word of the tortfeasor over yours, obviously because the tortfeasor is their own client, and your claim is refused. This is when your Butler personal injury lawyer may have to decide that legal action is the best option and initiate proceedings accordingly.
Truth Will Win Out
Your Butler personal injury lawyer will conduct a thorough examination of all aspects of the incident, endeavoring to collect background information, evidence from the scene and testimony from people who were on hand and might have seen something. This information, combined and supported, usually brings the truth to light so that a settlement can be achieved.
Under no circumstances should you engage in communication of any kind with the tortfeasors, whether or not you believe that they are being truthful in their account of the incident. It is far too easy for you to inadvertently say the wrong thing, be misquoted to your disadvantage or in some other way accidently undermine your own position. Your attorney, as your legal representative, will handle any and all communications for you. If you have suspicions concerning the veracity of the opposition, tell your lawyer and let him or her take it from there.
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