Should you talk to the other driver after a crash?

On Behalf of | May 22, 2023 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

When you are involved in a car accident, you may be confused and not know what to do. However, it will be best to remain calm and make the right moves to avoid harming your claim.

You may need to talk to the other driver. If you confirm you are safe and can get out of the car, you can go to the other driver’s car to exchange insurance information. Further, you need to take pictures of both cars, as they will serve as evidence for your claim.

What should you avoid doing?

Since you may need to talk to the other driver in the instances discussed above, you should be careful about what you say. Avoid statements that may be used against you, including:

  • Apologizing – You should not say “sorry” or any other apologetic word, as this may be interpreted as you accepting fault. The other driver’s insurance company may use this to deny your compensation or pay you less than you deserve.
  • Confronting – It may not be wise to confront the other driver. Of course, you may be stressed about the situation, but arguing with them may lead to saying something that you shouldn’t. If you are very mad, take time to breathe before getting out of your car.

While you should avoid apologizing or arguing with the other driver, you can ask if they are fine. They may be seriously injured and need help calling 911.

If you are injured by another driver, you should consider your options to receive the compensation you deserve. Having legal guidance can help.