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Why Should Accident Victims Never Admit Fault at an Accident Scene?

Stress,  adrenaline and personal injuries can limit your ability to accurately recall the events leading up an accident. Say as little as possible at the scene of an accident, and save your theories about the probable cause of the accident for your Tampa injury lawyer. Otherwise, you can damage your own case by saying too much.

Comparative fault laws in Florida

In many instances, more than one party contributes to the cause of an accident — even someone who suffers injuries from the incident. Florida statutes address these situations through comparative fault laws. These laws essentially determine the proportionate responsibility of all involved parties to pay damages to injury victims.

Even if you contributed to the accident in some way, you are still entitled to recover compensation for your injuries.

Do not declare or accept fault in any Florida accident case

Even a vague statement, such as “we were all to blame for this accident” can limit the amount of compensation you can receive. When you discuss your accident with a Tampa injury attorney who knows how the law defines liability, you may learn your actions represented no liability on your part whatsoever. However, since you already admitted some degree of fault at the accident scene, other parties can try to use your statements against you.  In the end, you may unnecessarily pay out-of-pocket for all or part of your injury expenses.

Speak with a Tampa accident lawyer today

The best way to preserve your legal rights after sustaining accidental injuries is to seek advice from an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. It costs nothing to schedule a free initial consultation at Larson Johnson, P.L. Our trial attorneys have more than four decades of combined experience helping injured clients throughout the state of Florida pursue the full value of their claims.  We can give you immediate and practical advice that will benefit your case.   We will also begin an immediate and through investigation to preserve evidence and ensure that you receive the best possible representation.

The best way to preserve your legal rights after sustaining accidental injuries is to seek advice from an experienced injury attorney as soon as possible. It costs nothing to schedule a free initial consultation at Larson Johnson, P.L. Our trial attorneys have more than four decades of combined experience helping injured clients throughout the state of Florida pursue the full value of their claims.

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