Whether we accidentally bump into someone while walking the street or spill a drink on someone’s shoe, we tend to apologize – no matter if it is our fault of the other person’s. But when it comes to car accidents, apologizing can be viewed as an admission of fault, which can result in complete denial of your financial compensation from the other party’s insurance adjuster.
The following are the most common phrases which can harm your injury case:
- “I’m sorry.” As we mentioned above, apologizing is often an instinct we have in the event of an accident. While it may seem natural to do so, apologizing can cause insurance companies to place you at fault.
- “I’m alright.” In the moments following an accident, you may experience a surge of adrenaline, which can prevent you from experiencing the symptoms of the full extent of your injuries. You may feel fine when you are, in fact, severely injured. Avoid reassuring others that you are fine and seek immediate medical attention.
- “It’s okay.” Whether a person involved in the accident is crying or others are expressing concern over your physical wellbeing, avoid making uninformed judgments.
- “This was my fault.” There are many people who are too quick to assume responsibility without reviewing all of the facts. Do not jump to conclusions and do not admit to the wrongdoing of any sort.
If you suffered an injury in a car accident caused by a negligent party in MA, contact our Worcester personal injury attorney at the Law Office of Robert W. Kovacs, Jr. today. We will thoroughly review your case, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance providers, and protect your best interests throughout the entire legal process.