It’s hard to imagine that “I’m sorry” are two words that should generally be avoided after a Virginia car accident.

When you are involved in a collision, there is often a lot of confusion that ensues and it is difficult to know what caused the crash.  Emotions tend to run high and it is easy to point the finger at someone else or to even quickly start apologizing for your role in the accident. The thing you need to understand is that there are many factors that are typically involved in an auto accident and accepting blame could hurt your case.

Even if you feel that it is your wrongdoing that caused the accident, don’t admit fault.  The statements you make can be held against you in court, which is unfortunate considering you made them when you were under a lot of stress. Be sure to keep the conversation with the other driver limited to only facts and the exchange of information.

You may or may not need a Virginia car accident attorney following your crash. It depends on the severity of your injury and other factors.  For more information order a copy of my book, Five Deadly Sins That Can Wreck Your Injury Claim. This book is free to Virginia residents.
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Ben Glass is a nationally recognized car accident and ERISA disability attorney in Fairfax, VA.
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