Immediately after a car crash, you may feel inclined to say “I’m sorry” even if it wasn’t your fault or “I’m fine” after suffering a minor injury. Unfortunately, these phrases can actually do more harm than good.
Apologizing after an accident could be interpreted as an admission of guilt and used against you. Even if you think that may be at fault for the accident, remain mute on apologizing. Not all of the facts of the crash have been collected and examined, so there is a possibility that the other driver may have committed a mistake or done something negligence to contribute to the collision.
On the other hand, saying “I’m fine” after an accident can make it difficult to collect compensation for injuries down the road. For instance, a whiplash injury may not be immediately apparent as soon as a crash occurs. In many cases, it may take hours or even days for the symptoms to materialize. Saying “I’m fine” or “I’m okay” can be interpreted that you are unharmed by insurance companies, resulting in a denial of your insurance coverage for medical expenses.
If you have been injured in a car accident, having an experienced attorney on your side can help ensure that you receive the compensation necessary to pay medical expenses and cover lost wages. With more than 35 years of experience, McNair Law Offices, PLLC understands what it takes to obtain the most favorable outcome possible in the event of a car accident.
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