When you’re in a car crash, you’re probably confused, in pain, and—let’s admit it—a little bit scared. What happens when all of these combine? Usually you start talking. The last thing you want to do is make the situation worse by saying the wrong thing. We’re here to share the top do’s and don’ts of what to say after a car crash.1. DO be nice and polite.
If someone has hit you, don’t aggravate the situation by yelling or being rude. Stay calm as you move your vehicle out of the roadway and check yourself for injuries.2. DON’T apologize for the crash.
Some of us tend to say we’re sorry, even when we haven’t done anything wrong. But this habit can actually be used to pin liability on you, even if you weren’t at fault for the crash. It’s fine to check on the other driver, but don’t apologize.3. DO exchange information.
It’s important to wait for police to arrive to make an official exchange report where you’ll get the other parties’ name and insurance information. Having this on record can be very helpful in your case. Get their license plate numbers and take photos as well.4. DON’T talk to the insurance company about details.
You’re required to report the accident to your insurance company. But don’t talk about the details of the accident or give a recorded statement without speaking with an attorney first. The insurance company can use this to declare you at fault for the crash and use it as an excuse to deny you benefits.5. DO call a car accident attorney.
At Brooks Law Group, we specialize in helping injured car accident victims get all the compensation they deserve. Getting an attorney on your side right when the crash occurs can set you up for success. We’ll deal with the insurance company and prepare you for any statements to make sure you get every penny you deserve to recover from your injuries.
When you’re injured in a vehicle crash, Look to Brooks! Call us at 1-800-LAW-3030 or visit us online at www.looktobrooks.com for a free case review.