Avoiding Accidentally Admitting Fault
If you have been in an accident that was not your fault, you might not be worried about anyone ever thinking that you were to blame. However, as the best Nashville accident attorneys know, the other driver’s insurance company and its lawyers will do what they can to try to get you to admit fault. In some ways, this can happen without you even realizing it.
For example, after an accident, it’s not abnormal for someone to rush out of the car and say “Oh, I’m sorry!” to the other driver. Even though you might mean that you are sorry that there was an accident, this can be construed as if you were admitting that you were sorry for causing the accident, or at least doing something that could have contributed to it. It’s fine to ask if the other driver is okay, but be careful with your words.
You also have to be careful about what you say when you’re communicating with the insurance company and its lawyers. It can be easy for these experienced individuals to pick apart and twist your words. This can be the ultimate goal, since insurance companies often want to do what they can to avoid paying out when they don’t have to.
This is why it’s critical to work with an attorney, who can communicate with the insurance company and its attorneys on your behalf and who can be careful not to accidentally admit fault. If you’re looking for legal assistance, contact us at Mitch Grissim & Associates to find out how we can help.