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Will My Credibility Be Called into Question in My Injury Case?

Fort Collins Workers' Comp and Personal Injury Lawyer for Larimer County

When you file a personal injury or workers' compensation claim, establishing your credibility is essential in securing a favorable settlement or courtroom outcome. If you have a claim that will cost an insurance company money, they may try to attack your believability. Honestly conveying the circumstances and the full extent of your injuries will help you get the financial compensation you deserve.

How to Establish Credibility in a Personal Injury Case

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we only represent clients with legitimate injury claims. There are numerous ways you can support your claim by providing important information, including:

  • Disclosing all preexisting conditions, erring on the side of disclosure. A preexisting injury to a body part affected in your accident will not limit compensation, including for re-aggravation of that previous injury.
  • Providing a consistent, detailed account of how you were injured and what body parts were injured. An insurance provider will try to find inconsistencies in an effort to dispute your claim. Tell your doctor every body part that was affected, no matter how minor. Do not just tell them about what hurts the most. If doctors give you a pain diagram to describe what hurts, fill it out the same way every time.
  • Following all doctor instructions. Always do what they say. That includes going to any prescribed and scheduled physical therapy appointments, and following all activity and work restrictions. If you do not follow these restrictions, whether at home or on the job, and an insurer puts you under surveillance, they can use that video or photographic evidence to attack your credibility and the validity of your injury.
  • Taking all medications as prescribed by your physician. For any narcotics prescriptions, do not request an early refill, because an insurance company can claim that you are addicted to the drug to portray you in a negative light.

Hoggatt Law Office, P.C. will help you adhere to these critical guidelines so that your reputation is indisputable throughout the legal process as we pursue an agreeable settlement or favorable judgment. Following these recommendations can expedite your case, as it will display to the insurance company that they are wasting their time trying to assail your trustworthiness.

Contact a Ft. Collins Injury Attorney

At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we aggressively fight for the rights of individuals seriously injured because of someone else's negligence. No one should have their ability to work, long-term financial stability, and quality of life reduced due to a negligent party's action or inaction. If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident or workplace accident, entrust your case to our experienced Larimer County personal injury lawyers. For a free consultation, contact us at 970-225-2190 today. We also serve Loveland, Windsor, Greeley, Weld County, Longmont, Boulder, and Boulder County.

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Hoggatt Law Office, P.C.

970-225-2190 | 1-800-664-3151

123 North College Avenue, Suite 160,
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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Greeley, Colorado 80634 |
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Longmont, Colorado 80501 |
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