Car accidents are frightening, even if you don't sustain a serious injury in the accident. Even mild car accidents can lead to serious legal complications, such as property damage and injury claims. The best way to help the legal process move efficiently is to be prepared and avoid mistakes. Below, you will find common legal blunders associated with traffic accidents.
- Never leave the scene of an accident. After a traffic collision, you may want to go home as soon as possible; however, fleeing the scene of an accident is a criminal offense.
- Never Apologize. Even a simple phrase like, "I'm sorry" could be taken as an admission of guilt. If the accident leads to a claim or lawsuit, you could be held liable just for saying "sorry."
- Be courteous. Never lose your cool. Angry outbursts, obscene language, and other irrational behavior can only complicate the accident. Do not apologize for the accident, but avoid acting out as well.
- Don't talk to the other driver's insurance company. If the car accident leads to a claim or lawsuit, avoid talking to the other driver's insurance company about the accident. If another insurance provider needs information, they can speak to your lawyer.
What to do After a Car Accident
If you were involved in a car accident, speak with a lawyer to protect your rights and increase your chance of obtaining a property damage / personal injury settlement. The Daspit Law Firm is a Houston-based personal injury and accident firm that handles car accident cases, along with truck accidents and a wide-variety of other practice areas.
Need a Houston car accident attorney? To learn more about your rights, call The Daspit Law Firm at (888) 273-1045 today. You can also fill out a free, no-obligation case evaluation form online.