The Houston Auto Accidents Attorneys at DeSimone Law Office receive many calls that go as follows. The injured party calls to say that they had a car accident with a negligent party and the negligent party admitted fault at the scene. Since the at fault driver admitted fault at the scene of the accident the injured caller did not bother to call the police. Later on when the injured caller to us called the at fault driver’s insurance company to recover for his property and personal injury damages the insurance company informed the injured caller that they would not pay since their insured (the at fault driver) is not admitting fault. The injured caller has no evidence to disprove the at fault driver’s lie to his insurance company, and thus the injured party’s chances of recovery from the traffic accident are not very good. What can be done to prevent this situation? First if you have been in an accident, insist on calling the police to get a record of the accident and an admission of fault by the other driver to the police officer. This statement can later be used to impeach a lying at fault driver. If the at fault driver does not want to call the police, tell them they need to write out an admission of fault which can also be used later to impeach an at fault driver. Make sure to get the names address and phone numbers of any witnesses whose testimony can be used later to impeach any lying at fault driver’s statement. Also take pictures of the position of the vehicles immediately after an accident. Said pictures sometimes can also be used to impeach a lying at fault driver’s statement.
If you have been in an accident, are injured and confused about how to proceed, call the lawyers at DeSimone Law Office. We have been handling auto accident cases for over 20 years and will make sure you obtain all of the compensation to which you are entitled.