3 Things You Don’t Want to Say after an Accident
After an accident, you may be left in a confused, hazy state of frustration and shock. However, it is important that you establish your account of the accident with a police officer in the most objective manner possible. This means cutting out phrases and explanations that may indicate that you were at fault for the accident or may limit your opportunities for compensation in the future.
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#1: “I’m OK.”
At the scene of an accident, you will likely be experiencing an adrenaline rush, and this may last for several hours. Although you may feel fine immediately after the crash, it is important to wait to see how you feel in the following days or weeks. Aches, especially those in the neck, may begin to surface as symptoms of an otherwise hidden injury from the accident, and it is important that you do not state that you are OK at the accident scene, as this may make it more difficult for you to secure compensation later on if injuries do arise.
#2: “I’m not sure what actually happened.”
It is important for the police to gather objective information at the site of a crash, and it may harm your credibility later in a personal injury lawsuit if you indicate in a police report that you are unsure of what happened. Remember: just stick to the facts.
#3: “I’m sorry.”
Many people are very empathetic when they think another person was injured and they were involved in any way, even if that other person was injured because of their own negligence. Apologizing can be seen as an admission of responsibility. Again, it is important to only report the facts of the case and answer a police officer truthfully and directly.
If you were injured in a car accident, you may want to contact a legal advisor to learn more about your right and options. To discuss our services and how we may be able to help, contact the Waukesha auto accident attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. today at 800-242-2874.