If you have been involved in a car accident, you may be unsure of who you can talk to or who may be able to help you. Who you talk to and what you say after a crash can have a significant impact on any case you bring forward in the future. Avoid talking to these people and instead, direct them to your car accident lawyer.
1. The Other Driver
It’s tempting to approach the other driver after an accident and strike up a conversation with them to discuss how the accident might have happened. This is something you want to avoid doing. Naturally, you’ll need to exchange identification and insurance information with them and check to make sure that everyone in the car is ok and medical help is on the way, but beyond that, it is best not to converse in detail with the other driver.
2. The Other Driver’s Insurance Company
The other driver’s insurance company will most likely call you to question you about the accident. They are experienced in handling accident claims and often purposely ask confusing questions. The other driver’s insurance company is working against you and wants to discover any information that may prove that you are at fault for the accident or that you were not injured. You have no obligation to discuss anything with the insurance company of the other driver. If they call you, tell them to deal directly with your attorney.
If there are witnesses at the scene of the accident, it’s important to obtain their contact information if they are willing to give a statement about what happened. However, don’t converse with them, ask them what they saw, or attempt to take the statement yourself. This could lead to that information being considered unusable in court. Instead, obtain their contact information and pass it on to the law enforcement officer who is working on the police report for your case. The officer will contact the witness and conduct a formal conversation, which will generally be included on the police report.
Contact the Black Belt Law Center, P.C. Today
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, it’s important to have someone on your side who you can talk to and rely on. Contact the Black Belt Law Center, P.C. today for a consultation to discuss your case in detail and learn more about how you can bring forward a claim for compensation. Call now at (866) JTLaw-66.