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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    True or false? Saying sorry after a car accident can make you liable


    Every year, thousands of people in the UK are involved in road traffic accidents. If you’’ve been injured by another driver, you may wish to claim compensation. If you do want to make a claim for road accident compensation, it’’s wise to gather evidence to support your claim, and watch what you say immediately after the incident; saying sorry after a car accident may just not be a wise move.

    Can saying sorry after a car accident make me liable?

    It’s a natural knee-jerk reaction to say sorry when something has happened; some people sorry after a car accident even when they’’re not at fault.

    If you have been involved in a road accident and the other driver was to blame, try and suppress any instincts to apologise. Even if you weren’’t at fault, saying sorry after a car accident may make you look guilty.

    If you do choose to make a claim for car crash compensation, the fact that you chose to sorry after a car accident may make establishing who was liable more complex.

    What should I do if I’’ve been injured in a crash?

    If you’’ve been injured in a crash, the first thing you should do is get any injuries checked out; your health should always be your priority.

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    Report the incident to the police and give a statement. Try to write everything down while it is still fresh in your mind. You may also wish to take photographs of your injuries, the car and the scene of the accident.

    If there were people around who may have seen the accident, ask them for their contact details, so they can provide an eyewitness statement if required.

    Help from Accident Advice Helpline

    Once you are ready to file your car accident claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Initially, you will speak to one of our friendly advisers. If you wish to proceed and you have a viable injury claim, your case will be passed on to an experienced personal injury lawyer with expertise in handling road accident claims.

    Your legal team will build your case using the evidence provided and hopefully, your claim
    will be approved. The money you are awarded could help with lost earnings and medical costs.

    Our team works on a no-win, no-fee basis, and we have over 15 years’ experience in helping clients to claim compensation following road accidents.

    Call us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, to see how much you could claim.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

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