Lies usually help your case, if they come from the other side, and if they look like the lies they are.
No one can predict a trial. But jurors – and other lawyers – can usually tell a lie.
When jurors see a lie, they get mad. And want to give more money.
The other driver’s lies will probably help your lawsuit.
When lawyers know their client is lying, they get scared, because they know what jurors will do. And they tell the insurance company to offer more money.
The truck driver testifies that a deer jumped out and made him swerve – but he didn’t say that to the tow truck driver, who was there before anyone. The driver who rear-ended you says he was going 5mph – but both cars were totaled.
When I start hearing testimony like this from the other side, I feel bad for my client – because I know the other insurance company wants to believe its own insured. And if they do that, it will take longer for the case to settle.
But when they do decide to pay, it will probably be for more money. And it will feel a lot better.
I have been a lawyer over 30 years. Denial ain’t just a river in Egypt; but it isn’t the end of the world. If the other driver is lying, call a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer. My phone is 513-621-4775.
Because all situations are different, and because there may be other facts pertaining to your case that I don’t know about, you should not rely on this answer for legal advice. I am not your attorney, and no lawyer client relationship has been formed. All discussions are limited to Ohio law unless otherwise indicated. And past performance cannot be used to predict future results.