[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Insurance companies assign ‘fault’ to each accident to determine who is responsible for paying medical bills, car repairs, lost wages, and rental vehicles. Every car accident is unique, so all of the evidence must be examined to properly determine fault. Insurance company claims adjusters are tasked with that purpose. Claims adjusters can look at every piece of evidence to determine fault, including statements made by drivers. If you are involved in a car accident, be sure not to admit fault or say anything that could later be construed as an admission of fault! Even a simple “I’m sorry!” could be used against you. After a crash, here are some helpful rules to follow:
- Don’t talk about how the accident happened
- Don’t discuss who might have been at fault
- Don’t admit you were at fault for the crash
- Don’t say anything that could later construed as an admission of fault, such as "I didn’t see you"
- Always exchange contact and car insurance information