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What You Shouldn’t Say At A Car Accident Scene

  • By Arcadier, Biggie & Wood, PLLC
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If you are involved in a car accident, it is normal to feel shocked and scared. However,  you must be extra careful about what you say after the accident. Accidentally saying the wrong thing might hurt your injury claim.

Here are a few things to avoid saying after a car accident.

I’m Sorry

After a car crash, it may feel natural to say, “I’m sorry.” A car accident is a traumatic event and you might feel bad about it. However, it is not the right time to apologize. If you say that you’re sorry, it may be perceived as admitting guilt. You definitely don’t want to do that. The other driver’s insurance company could claim that you said you’re sorry because you caused the accident.

I Feel Fine

It is actually not unusual for some people to feel okay after a vehicle accident. However, just because they do not feel pain or don’t have visible injuries, does not mean that they are not injured. Some injuries, like concussions and whiplash, don’t always present symptoms immediately. Therefore, even if you feel fine after a car accident, don’t say that you are not hurt. The police may put that in their report, which could harm your claim.

It Was My Fault

Even if you believe you are partially to blame for the car accident, you should not say that it was your fault. If you try to pursue compensation in the future, admitting to fault at the scene could be detrimental. Even statements like “I didn’t see you” or “I should have gone slower” could be like admitting guilt. The truth is that you probably don’t have a full image of the accident and should let the experts investigate it.

I Think That

The police may ask you several questions after a car accident. You might not know the answers to some of these questions and that is okay. Just don’t speculate. Stick to only what you know. If you make guesses, it could hurt your injury case.

Consulting a Car Accident Lawyer

If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you may be entitled to compensation. That is why it is important to discuss your case with an experienced car accident lawyer promptly. A lawyer can review your case and provide you with sound legal advice. He or she will know the true value of your case and fight to get you the compensation you deserve. 

Your lawyer will help you gather evidence, identify all liable parties and negotiate with the insurance company. With a skilled lawyer on your side, you have a better chance of obtaining fair compensation for your losses. Be sure to be completely honest with your lawyer and provide him or her with all the necessary documents.

Schedule a consultation with a car accident lawyer from Davis, Johnson & Kallal to talk about your case in detail.

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