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CAN AN ACCIDENT VICTIM SABOTAGE THEIR OWN CASE?

Aug 16, 2018

Aug 16, 2018

On Phone After Car Accident  After a car accident, you need compensation to help cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and more. It’s natural to want to pursue legal action against the negligent party and hold them financially accountable for the damages they have caused.

Unfortunately, did you know it’s possible to sabotage your own case?

This is done by certain actions that victims take. These actions can either give the responsible party’s insurance company leverage or negate your right to a claim. Here are some of the things you may not know can sabotage your case after a car accident.

Not everyone understands fault or what it means in a car accident so they don’t know exactly what to say after the crash happens. It’s normal for someone to feel sympathetic, even if the crash wasn’t their fault, so certain statements are made.

Saying things such as “I’m sorry” or claiming to not have seen the other person may be looked at as an admission of guilt when insurance companies get involved. These statements may be used against you and impact your claim.

Insurance companies are large corporations used to facing claims from injured individuals. It’s only expected that they have experienced legal teams dedicated to protecting their bottom line and helping them pay out as little as possible.

As such, you should also have skilled and experienced legal counsel who knows the process and how to challenge the other party’s legal team. Without a lawyer, your rights may be taken advantage of during the difficult process.