Saying These Things Can Hurt Your Car Accident Case
The moments after an auto accident can be traumatic, disorienting and leave almost everyone involve shaken. As a result, we find ourselves not knowing what to say, thinking emotionally due to the pain and anger, as well as not really paying attention to what comes out of our mouth. It is important to understand that whatever you say after your car accident may be the one thing that disqualifies you from seeking compensation altogether, or the thing that lowers your compensation amount to a paltry sum. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the things you absolutely have to AVOID saying at the scene of the accident.
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Here are some of the things you should NEVER say at the scene of an accident.
Never Say “I’m Sorry”
It may be natural to apologize shortly after an accident because we’ve been taught to be polite and considerate, but now is not the time. Saying “I’m sorry” after an accident is seen as an admission of guilt, or at the very least, that you contributed to the accident in some way. In some states, the comparative negligence statute applies, so the other driver may be able to recover damages from you if you apologize after a car accident.
Never Provide an Official Statement
It is important that you don’t give a written or oral statement before speaking with us, your auto accident lawyers on (773) 985-5139. This is because whatever you say or have written down cannot be struck off the records at a later date. Remember, your recollection is most likely hazy after an accident, so providing an accurate and objective statement is next to impossible. In these cases, less is more, and when in doubt, call our auto accident attorneys first.
Never Say “I’m Not Hurt”
Car accident injuries tend to be insidious. What this means is that your injuries may surface much later, even months or years after your initial accident. These invisible injuries may be costly to treat and affect your life in a myriad of ways going forward, so it’s important to never minimize your injuries and avoid saying anything until you see a physician for a full physical checkup.
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