Many legal cases referred to FSCO hinge on the credibility of the plaintiff.
August 13, 2015, Kitchener, Ontario
Posted by: Robert Deutschmann, Personal Injury Lawyer
Case after case that is arbitrated, goes to court or to FSCO is judged on the credibility of the plaintiff and witnesses. Insurance fraud has reached epic proportions in parts of the country and everyone is cracking down on it. As a result of the fraud insurance rates rise and many innocent victims are treated unreasonably.
In my daily practice I see case after case which is rejected as a result of the credibility of the plaintiffs. Often the inconsistency of testimony is very clear, sometimes it is a subjective call.
Here are some important things to consider whenever you are injured in any accident.
- Note the time and date of the accident and record all witness names and addresses completely.
- Never admit blame.
- Seek out a lawyer to help you navigate the intricate accident benefits regime.
- Snap pictures of their ID with your phone as well as the accident scene if you are able and it is safe.
- Be consistent and truthful in your testimony to police, doctors and others. Take notes of your interactions with these people as time fades memory.
- Track your progress to recovery.
- Never lie or exaggerate.
- Don’t post things on any social media that you don’t want the courts, insurance companies or lawyers to see.
If you are in any accident in which you sustain a personal injury please contact me for a free consultation at my office. You can do it online, or over the phone. I can attend your hospital or home if you are unable to come to me.
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Deutschmann Law serves South-Western Ontario with offices in Kitchener-Waterloo, Cambridge, Woodstock, Brantford, Stratford and Ayr. The law practice of Robert Deutschmann focuses almost exclusively in personal injury and disability insurance matters. For more information, please visit www.deutschmannlaw.com or call us toll-free at 1-866-414-4878.
The opinions expressed here, while intended to provide useful information, should not be interpreted as legal recommendations or advice.