For some people, apologizing is second nature. These people apologize for messes they don’t make, people they don’t know, and problems they don’t cause. Typically, there is nothing wrong with over-apologizing, but things are different at the scene of an accident. Here’s why you should never say sorry after a car accident.
Insurance Companies & Apologies
After a car accident, your first instinct might be to apologize to the other driver, even if the accident wasn’t your fault. Unfortunately, cops and insurance companies can twist your polite phrases into confessions of guilt.
If you or a loved one apologize for an accident, it may be used against you in an insurance or personal injury claim. Therefore, it’s always best to keep quiet after an accident and to review the facts without apology.
This means you don’t apologize to the other driver, you don’t apologize to an officer taking a statement, and you don’t apologize to anyone from an insurance company, even your own.
You’ll Never Be Sorry for Talking to a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one is injured in an auto accident, it’s always a good idea to talk to a knowledgeable personal injury attorney about your case. Scot Kraeuter Personal Injury Law is here to help you determine if you have the right to pursue just compensation for your injuries.Call (912) 209-6513 now for a free consultation concerning your personal injury claim.