Attorneys always advise clients never to utter a single syllable that could be interpreted as an admission of fault. Unfortunately, most clients never hear this advice until they are in the attorney’s office, discussing an accident that has already happened, when they sheepishly admit, “Maybe, I might have said I was sorry for . . .” At this point, the case may not be lost, but it could be damaged. The client has made an admission against his own interest, to which any witness can testify in court. How damaging the statement might be depends upon the law of the state in which the accident took place:
Depending on the state in which your accident took place, your admission of partial fault puts you in jeopardy of losing all or much of your potential recovery. But the situation is far from hopeless. Your attorney may be able to work around your statement by presenting evidence that:
Contributory negligence laws can produce harsh outcomes, and defense lawyers use them all the time to limit or eliminate the amount their clients have to pay in damages. To combat such tactics, you need skilled legal representation with the experience to repair any damage your inadvertent admission might have done.
For skilled representation for your vehicle accident, contact a law firm with more than 200 years of combined experience. Call (888) 351-1038 or contact Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban online to schedule a free consultation.
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