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You believe he caused your car accident. He was careless. He got out of his car, came over to you and immediately apologized for the accident and for causing you injury. Is that statement an admission that he is legally responsible for your crash?

You can't get out of your car.

It's mangled.

You are in pain.

You have no doubt that you have multiple broken bones.

There was glass everywhere.

You are stunned.

You're drifting in and out of consciousness.

The pain is unbearable.

Moments later, someone appears by your driver's side window, where glass once was.

This person immediately apologizes for the accident.

He apologizes for you being injured.

Months later, as you are recuperating, you decide to bring a lawsuit.

When you meet with an attorney and he asks you what happened, you blurt out what the careless driver said to you immediately after the accident.

You later learn that the person who made this statement was a careless driver whom you believe caused your accident.

The question I posed in the headline was whether we can use this statement to show the other driver admitted he was responsible for causing your injuries and was directly responsible for causing your crash.

You should also know that car insurance companies hate when the people they insured make apologies after an accident.  

Regardless of the legal implications of an apology, the mere act of apologizing gives the perception that the only reason you're apologizing is your guilt in causing this accident.

To learn even more, I invite you to watch the quick video below...


Gerry Oginski
NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Trial Lawyer