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Silence is Golden! Be Careful What You Say After an Auto Accident

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Silence is Golden! Be Careful What You Say After an Auto Accident

Jay Stillman

2 min read
Being involved in an automobile accident can be a frightening and traumatic experience, especially ones involving injuries. After impact, confusion and disorientation often set in, and it’s important to remember that your actions may affect any injury claim(s) that you may be entitled to. Remember that insurance companies are in business to make money and will not always be on your side. If you decide to pursue legal action, every aspect of your case will be scrutinized, including what you say and do. For this reason, it’s essential to be careful what you say after an auto accident.

Never Admit to Wrongdoing

It would be best if you never admitted to guilt or wrongdoing. Even if you believe you are responsible for your accident, there may have been extenuating circumstances beyond your knowledge that contributed to the collision. What you say is just as important as what happened. A simple statement such as “I’m so sorry!” can be misconstrued as an admission of guilt that will be documented and potentially used against you.

With that said, it’s important to cooperate with authorities and always speak truthfully. Of course, you should also never intentionally lie or mislead anyone. Lying will damage your credibility. It will be challenging to obtain the maximum compensation that you deserve. Before speaking with any insurance companies, you should seek an experienced accident attorney before providing formal statements. Discussing the details of your incident with an insurance company can be complicated and may put your claim at risk.

Discontinue Social Media Use During Your Case

Lastly, while your case is pending, it is a good idea to discontinue the use of social media. Just as your friends and family check out your Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or Snapchat, insurance investigators and attorneys will do the same. Some firms have entire departments designated for this very process. Therefore, before there’s a set settlement or verdict in your case, you should consider changing all of your social media accounts to private or shutting them down altogether.

Conclusion

If you or a loved one have been injured in an auto accident and are unsure what to say or do, call us for a FREE and confidential consultation, and we will evaluate your case at no charge to you. We hope you enjoyed reading these tips on how to be careful what you say after an auto accident. 

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