Lying in a hospital after a vehicle crash gives you time to think about what went wrong. It is easy to believe you could have avoided the collision if only you did this or that. While that may be true, it is crucial to remember that you were not the only one involved.
The other driver may also be wondering what they could have done differently to avoid the crash. While you cannot know what they are thinking, if you could, you might discover some crucial clues to help you claim compensation.
Drivers should not admit guilt in a car crash
If the other driver told you what errors they made, it would harm their ability to claim compensation. It is, therefore, standard practice to say never admit fault. Yet what the other driver says may be very different from what they know. Here are a few examples of how driver actions might have caused the collision:
- The driver was tired: The driver is under no obligation to tell you that they were up all night partying. Yet, that may have resulted in them lacking alertness behind the wheel.
- The driver was not paying attention: Was the driver checking the news on their phone or reaching for their travel mug moments before they crashed?
- The driver was impaired: Passing the police breathalyzer test means the driver was under the specified limit. It does not mean they had not drunk anything. Even small amounts of alcohol affect our ability to drive.
Insurance companies fight hard to avoid paying the total amount due in car crashes. Blaming you for the collision may be one of their tactics. Uncovering the actual cause can help you fight back and get the compensation you need.