Please don't hide the ball. We can’t do our job unless we know everything. For example, if you sustained a neck injury in the past, and are claiming a neck injury now, we need to know that up front. It not only goes towards case evaluation, but also towards strategy going forward. For any mistakes you may have made in the past, tell us, and trust that we take the attorney-client privilege very seriously. If you hide something from us, you are not only making our job harder, but are likely setting your case up for doom. Many potential clients are nervous that their preexisting injuries will scare attorneys away. Not me. I use your preexisting (more susceptible to further injury) state to help your case, not hurt it.