How Driving Record May Affect an Injury Claim

The cost of auto insurance can be determined by your driving record. An insurance company may use information about you from another driver to deny or reduce your claim for damages resulting from a car accident, such as a traffic citation and accidents.

What Is the Best Time to Disclose My Driving Record?

It’s a good idea for you to inform your attorney of any relevant information to your case as soon as possible. Your attorney will be able to prepare for any information that the liable insurance company might find out about you. It would be a mistake for your attorney to be taken by surprise by something about your driving record. You should have a counterargument ready in your defense.

Do I Have to Disclose the Information?

It depends on the stage of your case and whether you are legally required to disclose your driving record. You may not have to reveal any information if you are still trying for a settlement with your insurance company.

What Will My Driving Record Affect My Claim?

There is a good chance that you have been driving for a while and have been in at least one car accident.

Your insurance company may argue that your injuries are due to an accident in the past and they shouldn’t be held financially responsible. Although it can be harder to prove a case if you have preexisting injuries from an accident, it is possible. Crash victims who have suffered severe injuries from a previous accident can still recover their full compensation due to the eggshell skull rule.

This post was written by Kelly-Ann Jenkins of Jenkins Law P.L. Kelly-Ann is a St Petersburg injury lawyer. The information on this site is not intended to and does not offer legal advice, legal recommendations, or legal representation on any matter. Hiring an attorney is an important decision, which should not be based on advertising. You need to consult an attorney for legal advice regarding your situation. 

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