A sudden car accident can leave you with injuries that make it difficult to get back to your normal daily life. Sustaining injuries in a car accident is common and many people get injured or die in car accidents every year.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that 90 people in the U.S. die in car accidents every day. If you survived a car accident but still need to recover from your injuries, there are several things you should avoid saying to the opposing insurance company following the crash.
1. You are at fault
Never admit to fault at any point following a car accident. You should also refrain from using phrases that infer fault, such as apologizing for the accident, even if you think you are being polite.
2. You do not have any injuries
Do not tell the insurance company that you do not have any car accident injuries until after you see a doctor. You should also refrain from trying to undermine the severity of your injuries or the length of time it will take you to recover.
3. Your opinion
When you talk to an insurance company following a crash, stick with the facts. Do not make any opinion statements. And if the insurer asks a question and you do not know the answer, do not provide your opinion or a guess.
Avoiding statements like these can help you settle your car accident claim quickly. Knowing what not to say can also help you protect your right to fair and proper compensation following the collision.