The scene of a Virginia accident is often chaotic. You have been hurt, and it seems that before you can attend to your injuries, there are other people demanding your attention. The other driver won’t stop talking to you, and the police are asking you a lot of questions. You are trying to cooperate, but you are scared, in pain, and confused.

Try Never to Say These 3 Things

It is important for you to avoid saying:

  • It was all my fault. You do not want to take responsibility for the accident before you know exactly what happened. Maybe you were not at fault for the crash. If you were, you can always take responsibility later.
  • I didn’t even see you. This may be evidence that you were distracted or not paying attention to the road.
  • No, really, I’m fine. You may not be fine. You can’t make that determination without seeing your doctor.

Any of these statements may be misunderstood and later used against you. 

Call a Warrenton Car Accident Lawyer, Even if You Have Said These Things

What you say at a car accident scene may be used against you, but it alone does not determine your recovery. Instead, it is important to contact a Warrenton auto accident attorney, to tell your lawyer what you said, and to learn more about your legal rights and possible recovery. Our experienced Virginia accident injury lawyers would be happy to talk to you, even if you didn’t do everything right at the scene of the crash. Please call us today at 540-341-0007 or 888-907-2631 for more information.

Andrew Thomas
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Civil litigation attorney in Virginia and is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.
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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
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