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Injured in a Car Accident? Watch What You Say.

After a car accident that involves an injury, emergency responders will generally arrive on the scene as quickly as they can. In addition to an ambulance if a person has been injured, police will arrive to take statements from the parties involved and take notes about the accident site. This is, in large part, to determine if there were any serious mistakes made by one driver or the other and whether anyone broke the law in the course of the accident.

The aftermath of a car accident can be an emotional and overwhelming time, but it is important to refrain from making some of the following common mistakes when talking to police and anyone else involved in the accident:

MISTAKE: APOLOGIZE TO THE OTHER DRIVER FOR THE ACCIDENT.
Solution: Emotions run high after an accident, and some people are prone to apologizing because they feel awful about the destruction or injuries. However, if a driver isn’t responsible for the accident, they shouldn’t apologize. In fact, apologizing can be viewed as an admission of fault.

MISTAKE: TELL THE POLICE THERE WERE NO INJURIES AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
Solution: It’s safer to omit information that may change after some time has passed. While a person may not think that they were injured in an accident, they may have actually sustained injuries that simply haven’t shown symptoms yet. Whiplash, for example, can take several days to become symptomatic.

MISTAKE: ADD OPINIONS AND EMBELLISHMENTS TO YOUR STORY WHEN TALKING TO POLICE.
Solution: When a person tells an officer their side of the story, they need to stay as factual as possible. Opinions and conjecture need to be kept to an absolutely minimum, and left out altogether if possible.

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If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other losses. To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced advisor, contact a Charleston area car accident attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800 today.

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Injured in a Car Accident? Watch What You Say.

After a car accident that involves an injury, emergency responders will generally arrive on the scene as quickly as they can. In addition to an ambulance if a person has been injured, police will arrive to take statements from the parties involved and take notes about the accident site. This is, in large part, to determine if there were any serious mistakes made by one driver or the other and whether anyone broke the law in the course of the accident.

The aftermath of a car accident can be an emotional and overwhelming time, but it is important to refrain from making some of the following common mistakes when talking to police and anyone else involved in the accident:

MISTAKE: APOLOGIZE TO THE OTHER DRIVER FOR THE ACCIDENT.
Solution: Emotions run high after an accident, and some people are prone to apologizing because they feel awful about the destruction or injuries. However, if a driver isn’t responsible for the accident, they shouldn’t apologize. In fact, apologizing can be viewed as an admission of fault.

MISTAKE: TELL THE POLICE THERE WERE NO INJURIES AFTER THE ACCIDENT.
Solution: It’s safer to omit information that may change after some time has passed. While a person may not think that they were injured in an accident, they may have actually sustained injuries that simply haven’t shown symptoms yet. Whiplash, for example, can take several days to become symptomatic.

MISTAKE: ADD OPINIONS AND EMBELLISHMENTS TO YOUR STORY WHEN TALKING TO POLICE.
Solution: When a person tells an officer their side of the story, they need to stay as factual as possible. Opinions and conjecture need to be kept to an absolutely minimum, and left out altogether if possible.

Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Charleston & nearby areas of South Carolina

CONTACT US
If you’ve been injured in an auto accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries and other losses. To schedule an initial consultation with an experienced advisor, contact a Charleston area car accident attorney with the Steinberg Law Firm by calling 843-720-2800 today.

Other Articles:

RESULTS

WE HAVE RECOVERED OVER $500 MILLION FOR CLIENTS IN THE LAST 10 YEARS, INCLUDING:
$2,750,000 in a product defect case, scissor lift malfunction.

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