If you are involved in a trucking accident, there are three things you should avoid saying or doing.
While saying and doing some of these things may feel natural or comfortable, it is important to avoid them so that you don't inadvertently hurt your claim later.
Keep reading to learn more about what to avoid after a trucking accident.
#1 - Don't Apologize
First, don't apologize. It is not your fault, and you have nothing to apologize for. While it can seem like a knee-jerk reaction to say "sorry" after a crash, doing so can be interpreted as admitting fault, which can significantly hurt your claim for damages.
#2 - Don't Admit Fault
Second, don't admit fault. Again, it is not your fault, and admitting fault will only hurt your case down the road.
#3 - Don't Speak With the Other Driver's Insurance Company
Finally, don't speak to the other driver's insurance company without an attorney present. Anything you say could be used against you in court.
Even though insurance company representatives may seem kind, friendly, and warm, keep in mind that this is simply a tactic used to gain your trust and get you to admit details you might not otherwise disclose.
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