As with most things in life, when it comes to seeking compensation after suffering an injury in an accident that was not your fault, honesty will always be the best policy. Do not, under any circumstances, be tempted or persuaded to bend the truth or exaggerate the severity of your injuries in any way, shape or form.
You might be able to pull the wool over some people’s eyes for some of the time, but it will be most unlikely that you’ll be able to fool everybody up until you receive your pay-out, especially when you consider that the insurer of the negligent party that you’re taking action against will most likely go to great lengths to investigate your claim.
You may even find that the cover provider concerned sends a member of its investigative team to surreptitiously follow you with the aim of unearthing evidence that proves you’re not as badly injured as you say you are. If you can be photographed working out at your local gym or enjoying a game of five-a-side at the park, any claim that you struggle to get out of bed in the morning will look pretty flimsy.
In some cases, this sort of evidence might not even be required at all. If you retain the services of personal injury solicitors that are not of the highest order to fight your case and allow you to exaggerate either your injuries or the circumstances that led to them to a fanciful level, a judge presiding over your case might dismiss it out of hand.
Exaggerated claims and solicitors in Humbie
If the version of events that you’ve submitted along with your solicitors is not backed up by solid evidence, it could seriously damage your chances of walking away with a compensation pay-out. This is precisely why it’s important not to lay things on thick. Tweaking the events surrounding the incident that led to you being hurt or claiming that you were more badly injured than you actually were will only harm your chances of success.
While you may be able to convince your doctor and your solicitors that you’re more badly hurt than you actually are, there will be a good chance that the truth will out before you have your day in court. You could even be forced to repay any money you won if it were to be discovered after you had received a pay-out that you had been creative with the truth.
If you want to use a reputable solicitor in Humbie that will always counsel against dishonesty, call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Our solicitors in Humbie work on a no win no fee* basis, so you will not have to find any money to start your claim, nor if your claim is lost.
When you use our solicitors in Humbie you are guaranteed a fast, simple and efficient service, and they will always put your needs first.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown