When it comes to car wrecks, many of my clients—especially ones who have never used an attorney before—are often hesitant to tell me the full story. They’re afraid that by admitting they made some sort of error or saying they could have been a little more careful that they’ll negate their whole case. Some even think I’ll suddenly turn against them and start working for the enemy (i.e., the other driver).
But let me tell you something: That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Honesty Is the Best Policy
When you hire me as your San Antonio car wreck attorney, I’m not here to pass judgment or work on the insurance company’s behalf. I’m here for you—to make sure you get the justice, compensation, and medical care you deserve after your wreck.
And that stands true even if you had some level of fault in the accident. The important thing is that you’re honest with me. If you did make an error that could’ve contributed to the wreck, I need to know about it early on. Then I can prepare the proper defense and submit the pertinent evidence to sway the case in your favor.
If I’m not aware of a detail you’re afraid to reveal, and it comes up later with the insurance company, the other driver’s lawyer, or even in court, there’s a lot less I can do. That could mean a smaller amount of compensation on your part. It could even leave you footing the entire accident bill on your own—even if the other person was more at fault.
In a Car Wreck?
The fact of the matter is simple. When working with an attorney—whether in a car accident case, a personal injury claim, or even on simple workers’ comp—always be 100% honest. This is the best (and only) way to ensure your claim’s success in the long run.
If you or someone you love was in a car accident, contact a San Antonio car wreck attorney at the Law Offices of Pat Maloney today. We’re here to help you get the money you deserve.