Ft. Lauderdale Car Accident Lawyers
If you are involved in a
car accident and proceed to say “I’m sorry,” to the other driver,
it will likely come back to haunt you. It may be tempting to apologize,
especially if you think the accident may really have been your fault,
but saying “I’m sorry” makes you look guilty. In fact,
it not only gives the appearance of guilt, it will likely be taken as an
admission of guilt, which can be used against you in court.
There are also other ways to accidentally give an appearance of guilt,
especially in writing. When you exchange information with the other driver(s)
involved, be careful of how you identify yourself. If you pass along your
name and number in writing, don’t write something like “Stacy,
the girl who rear-ended you on October 5th.”
To be clear, uttering an apology at the scene of the accident doesn’t
mean a judge will automatically consider you to be at fault, and there
is no explicit Florida legislation that incriminates either party involved
based on who said “I’m sorry” at the scene of the crash.
While a verbal apology doesn’t automatically qualify as evidence,
much less an official admission of guilt, it could still make your car
accident case far more difficult than it needs to be.
If you are concerned that you may have accidentally incriminated yourself
by saying “I’m sorry” or making any other potential
admission of guilt after your auto accident, start protecting yourself
today. Our Ft. Lauderdale car accident lawyers at
Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A. are here to defend you, protect you, and help you secure the best possible
result in your car accident case.
Call us today at (888) 499-6206 or
set up a confidential consultation to get started.