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The Other Driver Apologized. Can This Help My Case?

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After a crash, it can be a confusing time, and you may be unsure of what to do. While there are steps that you want to ensure you’re taking to protect your rights, there are certain things that you must avoid, too.

If you get out of your vehicle and the other person in the crash apologizes, this can be beneficial to your case. You should understand what an apology means and how you can pursue a claim for compensation using this as a crucial piece of evidence.

How Insurance Companies Use Apologies

Insurance companies are happy to hear whenever one party apologizes for his or her role in a crash. The insurance company is looking for any evidence to remove fault from its policyholder, and they are quick to use an apology as an admission of guilt.

If you apologize, you can expect the other person’s insurance company to use this against you. If the other party apologizes, make sure to note this and tell your insurance company. You should also tell your legal team as it can be a factor in proving liability.

It’s reasonable to feel empathy for the other party following a crash. However, you should avoid apologizing at all costs. Saying “I’m sorry” or “I didn’t see you there” can jeopardize your ability to pursue compensation. These two statements alone are enough to give the insurance company leverage to deny your claim.

Protect Your Rights After a Crash

Because you may have a fuzzy memory of the events, it’s vital to document the aftermath of an accident as much as possible. If you hear the other party apologize for the crash, write it down. Your insurance company and legal team can help you turn this into proof of liability.

At Daspit Law, we work hard to build you a strong case and pursue the compensation you need. Trust in our Houston car accident lawyers to protect your rights throughout the process. We’ll go above and beyond when your rights are at stake.

Call us at (888) 273-1045 today to discuss your potential case.

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