In the moments after a motorcycle crash, you apologize and take the blame for the crash. Does that mean you no longer have a case?
In short, the answer to that is no.
But in addition, I want to say, don’t do that if you can at all avoid it. Don’t admit fault at the scene of an accident. You don’t know enough to know if you were at fault. So one of the things I recommend, in fact, my number one recommendation, is to admit that you regret that this happened and at the same time not admit fault. That would be the best answer.
However, if you have admitted fault at the scene, that does not mean you no longer have a case. An admission at the scene should be excluded from any court hearing
It’s not something you said with thought. It’s something you said in advance, and you’re allowed to testify at your trial as to what you really think right now.
However, the spontaneous utterance that you made at the scene of the accident may, under certain circumstances, be used against you.
Took the blame without knowing all the circumstances
The last point that I want to make, one of the arguments that we are able to make to the insurance company, is that you had adrenaline from your injury and from the accident and that you did not know all the circumstances of the accident at the time you said that.
And so the truth is you weren’t educated about what happened in the accident, and you weren’t in the mindset to make a statement.
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It’s best if you don’t take the blame. But even if you do, you may still have a case.
In either case, please feel free to call me. I’d review any case under these circumstances, and we’ll do the absolute best we can to overcome the fact that admission was made at the scene.
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