What Should You Do After A Car Accident?

3 Phrases That You Should Not Say after a Collision

After a car accident, you may be asked some questions by a police officer in order to clear up what events actually took place at the time of the accident. By recording testimony from both parties, that officer can begin to put together a picture of what happened and who was to blame. However, there are some phrases that you might utter that can harm future injury claims you may want to pursue.

If you have been injured in a car accident, our experienced legal advisors may be able to help you to pursue the financial compensation that you are rightfully due. For additional information regarding your options, contact Jacksonville car accident lawyer Donald Guthrie, P.A., at 904-296-1088 today.

#1: “I didn’t see you coming.”

By admitting that you did not see an oncoming car makes it sound like you were not paying attention. You may be unwittingly saying that you did not responsibly try to prevent the accident. Instead of becoming trapped by your own language, remember to simply answer the questions presented to you and speak as objectively as possible. Say what happened and minimize any editorializing.

#2: “I’m sorry.”

It is fairly common for a person to apologize for things they did not even do wrong, often because they feel bad for another person who has been injured. However, police reports need to record the facts of what happened, not the feelings of the involved drivers.

#3: “I feel OK.”

Many people may not even realize that they are injured until sometime after a traumatic event. You may prove no exception to this. Between the adrenaline in your body and overwhelming feelings of confusion, you may receive an injury from a car crash that you do not even notice for several days.

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If you have been injured in a car accident, we can help you to better understand your legal rights and options. To speak with a legal advisor who can capably handle your case, contact Jacksonville car accident attorney Donald Guthrie, P.A., by calling 904-296-1088.

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