After any auto accident, you may be feeling overwhelmed. During this emotional time, there are a few questions you may be asking yourself like… Was it my fault? Often, people say, I’m sorry, in reaction to an accident.
Try your best to stay away from words that might sound like you are assuming responsibility for the cause of the car accident. This statement will make you sound guilty and can be conflicting during an investigation.
If you feel as though the collision was your fault, do not apologize and do not openly admit fault. It is best to collect as much detail about the incident as you can and give us a call. Just because you may have rear-ended someone does not mean the accident was your fault, and the information you provide could be key to determining who or what caused the accident. Get in contact with us today to discuss your automobile accident.
Speaking with an officer who has arrived at the scene is important. You may be full of questions, emotionally charged and ready to tell him or her everything you experienced. The officer will only be able to speak to one driver or passenger at a time. If you are not the first one being questioned, be patient and do not interrupt. If you find yourself waiting to be interviewed, take this time to remember details about the accident, plan what you are going to say, and get prepared to be as straightforward as possible. Make sure the office was able to interview those who have witnessed the crash. Be prepared that an officer may conduct sobriety tests and issue tickets or citations. For your documentation, get the name and badge number of the officer.