We advise never to admit fault when involved in a car accident. There is no possible upside that could come from admitting fault. Let the claims process play out. The most important thing is never to say anything that could be used against you in the future.
You never know exactly if you were at fault for the accident. You may think you were, but you will not be the person to make that determination. The insurance companies or a jury will ultimately decide who was responsible for the crash. However, if you admit fault, you short circuit that process. They may decide in the end that you were to blame, but let them make that determination.
Admitting Fault Means that You Cannot Receive Compensation
There is a chance that you were not at fault. Alternatively, you may be only partially to blame and still able to receive some financial compensation. If you admit fault, you foreclose that possibility.
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Never talk to the other driver’s insurance company. They will try various ways to deceptively get you to admit responsibility. This is what they want because it could save them money. You can provide a factual statement to your own insurance company, but you should speak with an attorney first. Do not give an opinion because others will decide based on the facts. You do not have to add anything to the facts.
The second you admit fault, you become the responsible party, whether you were really at fault or not. Speak to a lawyer before you do anything.
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How is the responsible party in a car accident determined?
Fault usually means that one driver was negligent.
Why do I need a car accident lawyer?
You need someone who can stand up for you in the insurance claims process and in court if necessary.
How much does a car accident lawyer cost?
Nothing upfront. We are only paid if you win.