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What if I am partially at fault for a car crash?

If you believe you are partially at fault for a wreck, you should still not apologize or admit any wrongdoing to anyone else at the scene. Collisions can happen so quickly that you may not be sure what happened. You may not have noticed if the other driver was using a cell phone, was driving while impaired or was traveling at an unsafe speed at the time of the wreck. You may not have noticed that road conditions, other motorists or other factors may have contributed to the wreck. Take some time to think the situation over and allow investigators to determine who made the mistake. If investigators determine that you are at partial fault for a car crash, you may still be able to collect some compensation. Talk to our lawyers to learn more.

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How long do I have to file a claim or bring a lawsuit?

You may wish to contact a lawyer to discuss your legal rights before you call the insurance company. You or your lawyer should report the accident to your own insurance company and file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company as soon as possible after the wreck. The investigating officer should give you an “FR-10 form” which has the names, addresses, and insurance information for those involved in the accident. You may submit the claim to the insurance company. Find the claims office by searching for the insurer’s website or calling the insurance agent of the at-fault driver. If you or a loved one is seriously injured or killed in an accident, it is important to contact your lawyer as soon as possible so that crucial evidence may be located and preserved. The statute of limitations, or deadline, to file a lawsuit against the negligent person who injured you…
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What should I tell my insurance company after a car accident?

Insurance agents and adjusters, whether it is under your policy or another driver’s, represent the insurance company, not you. Their jobs depend on offering the lowest amount of compensation possible after an accident. You should report an accident to your own car insurance company after a collision, but only state facts – do not speculate about potential causes of the incident. Your statement is recorded by the insurance company and anything you say may be used against you. You should consult with a lawyer before making a recorded statement to any insurance company representative. Although you should report the accident to your own insurance company, do not talk to the insurance company that represents the other driver involved in the accident until you discuss your legal rights with a lawyer. The other driver’s insurance company will likely try to offer you an unreasonably low settlement, mislead or coerce you into admitting fault…
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