Emotions usually run high after a car wreck. When you’re in this position, it might be difficult to think clearly, and you might be tempted to just say whatever comes to mind. Before you open your mouth after a crash, make sure that you’re taking the time to think about whether your words are going to help or harm you in the future.
The words you say might not seem like a huge deal to you, but you have to ensure that they can’t be construed as an admission of guilt. If you say something to someone that can be considered saying you caused the crash, you might impede your ability to seek compensation for the damages you suffered.
It doesn’t matter who you’re talking to about the wreck – your words should always be carefully chosen. You do need to only speak factually about the matter. For some individuals, having their attorney speak on their behalf is a level of protection against saying the wrong thing about the crash.
You’ll likely have to make a statement to the police when they come to the scene of the crash. Stick to simply stating what happened without placing yourself at fault. Phrases like “I hit” or “My car smashed into” might place the blame on you.
If you suffered injuries in the wreck, you might opt to pursue a claim for compensation to help cover the medical bills and other expenses you incur because of the crash. The statements made by you, the other driver and witnesses will play an important role in the outcome of your case.