A few years ago a young man came to me because he had been in an automobile accident. The airbag in his van didn’t deploy, and as a result he sustained minor facial injuries. He wanted to bring legal action against the dealership that sold him the van. However, before he came to see me, he returned the van back to the dealership. In other words, the key piece of evidence, the airbag, was in the hands of the very people he wanted to sue. Not a good idea. No matter how nice or reasonable the opposing party is never give them your evidence until you first talk with your attorney.