Why Do Attorneys Recommend that I Should NOT Admit Fault?

Posted on: January 29, 2020
Admitting Fault for an Accident / Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys / Orlando Oviedo Winter Springs Longwood Lake Mary Sanford Lawyers / Beers and Gordon P.A.From an early age, we are trained to apologize if and when we bump into another person. Civil discourse demands that we own up to our faults and strive to be better. But then you get into a car accident and your sense of honesty gets misconstrued as an acceptance of guilt for that accident, leading to problems and a higher probability of lawsuits that you never expected. And why? Because a car accident is not simply an accidental brush against someone on a sidewalk. A car accident involves damages to another person’s property as well as any seen or unseen injuries in the aftermath. You should absolutely check on the other drivers and passengers if you were involved in an accident, but hesitate from admitting more than is necessary in the moment, especially since your vantage point is limited. Attorneys are trained to evaluate all the factors that went into an accident and consider fault as part of a larger picture.

Above all else, after an accident, we recommend (1) calling the police, (2) exchanging insurance information, and (3) following up with your insurance company.

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