For anyone involved in a serious car accident, there are various steps that people should—and should not—take in order to protect their case as much as possible. However, in the shock of the aftermath of a car crash, it’s easy to forget these important factors.
One thing that may be considered the right thing to do for someone after a car accident is apologizing. In a pure sympathetic nature, most people apologize simply because they feel they should. However, this could be very damaging to the potential lawsuit.
Here are some reasons to avoid apologizing after a car accident.
Statements you make can be used against you when pursuing legal action because the insurance company may consider an apology as an admission of guilt. Simply saying “I’m sorry” may be something that the insurance company turns against you when the crash is not your fault.
Other statements can be similar such as admitting you didn’t see the other driver or saying you thought you had time to make a turn.
In many situations, you may feel as though you were at fault for the accident. However, you may not know all of the factors involved and you may actually be the victim of the accident. So, because you feel you’re at fault, you apologize.
The problem with this is that once you apologize, you potentially damage your case and you don’t give a legal representative the chance to prove that the other party was at fault. You take that option away almost immediately when you apologize.
Before you apologize for the crash or make any statements that can be considered as an admission of guilt, it’s best for you to speak with a Houston car accident attorney who can help you understand what’s best for your potential case.
At The Daspit Law Firm, we have the experience, knowledge, and skill necessary to help our clients go through the complex legal process. You deserve strong representation and this is what we aim to provide at all times.
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