When the Defendant Lies in a Brain Injury Case

February 20, 2012

Brain Injuries

Lies in an Ohio Brain Injury CaseWhen an individual suffers a brain injury accident, it is difficult enough to cope with the pain, diminishment of ability, and extensive medical care. If the defendant lies or mischaracterizes the accident, matters become even more difficult for the victim.

It is a tendency among people to deny fault if they believe they may be in trouble with the law, or if it may cost them. The good news is that an experienced lawyer familiar with brain injury cases will be aware of ruses used by defendants to avoid liability.

Even before your lawyer agrees to take your case,  he will likely have begun an investigation into the details. This is true because lawyers need to choose their cases carefully. It will not benefit the lawyer or the victim to pursue a claim that has no chance of winning. Your lawyer, then, will inspect the area where the accident occurred, interview witnesses, obtain copies of the police report, and ask you detailed questions to determine precisely how the accident occurred.
The insurance company may believe their client, the defendant, even if he is lying. If they are convinced that you hold the majority of fault for the accident, they may deny your claim. If this occurs a jury trial may be your only option.

You may believe that contacting the defendant personally will benefit you, that you may thereby convince him to be honest. This is a terrible idea, however. You absolutely should not try to talk to the defendant directly. You can bet that anything you say will be used against you.

Ultimately the truth usually comes out in Ohio brain injury accident cases. Having a lawyer in your corner will help bring the truth of your case to light, with the hope that you may receive compensation for your damages.

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by someone’s negligence, contact the lawyers at Slater & Zurz experienced in Ohio brain injury cases for a FREE consultation by calling 1-800-297-9191 or sending a Blog Message to schedule a time to talk.

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Slater & Zurz LLP is an Ohio law firm of highly experienced and respected attorneys. Over the last 40 years, we have developed a reputation for getting positive results for clients. We've been trusted with handling over 20,000 personal injury cases and our clients have received more than $120,000,000.

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One Comment on “When the Defendant Lies in a Brain Injury Case”

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