Was Admitting Blame After a Car Accident a Mistake?

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If you have admitted blame at the site of an accident, your best option is to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. After careful consideration of all of the evidence, an experienced attorney may be able to mitigate the damage your statement may have made. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have many years of experience representing people involved or injured in car accidents and we can help you. Call us today at (888) 281-6991. The call is free and the consultation is free too.

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Awards & Recognition

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2016-2020)

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (2017-2020)

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2016-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2016 – 2020) & BURGESS WILLIAMS (2016-2017) BY THE NATIONAL TRIAL LAWYERS ASSOCIATION

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2009, 2011-2012, 2014-2021), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2021), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2020-2021), & CHRISTINA HAGEN (2021) BY SUPER LAWYERS (A THOMPSON REUTERS COMPANY)

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MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA (2017-2020), JOE CAPUTO (2019-2020), BURGESS WILLIAMS (2019-2020), NEIL SOLOMON (2019-2020), COLE GUMM (2019-2020), CHRISTINA HAGEN (2020) & BRENDAN MCQUAID (2020)

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LIFETIME MEMBERS JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA & JOE CAPUTO

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AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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AWARDED TO JOHN C. (JACK) ZINDA IN 2015, 2016, 2017, AND 2020

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AWARDED TO JOE CAPUTO (2016-2019) BY THE AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS

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AWARDED TO ZINDA LAW GROUP IN 2018 BY INC.

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Awarded to John C (Jack) Zinda (2021) by the American Association for Justice

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I did not know what to do. I had never been hurt in a wreck before and this was a major accident that was not my fault. I reached out to Zinda Law Group and they were fantastic, answered all my questions, got me help immediately, and took care of everything!!

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There comes a time when you need someone in your corner that you can trust. Our time came when we knew we needed the advice and counsel of an attorney. The day we walked into Zinda Law Group we knew we were covered.

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There is a reason why this law firm has a 5 star rating. My experience with personal injury attorney Joe Caputo and all of the staff at Zinda Law Group has been excellent... I would definitely recommend Zinda Law Group.

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This is a really great firm! They settled my personal injury case in a year. Throughout the whole process, they were keeping in touch with me and helping me get the best treatment possible. They honestly know what they are doing. It was a pleasure working with these guys.

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Everyone was so professional and was very interested in helping me with my issues. They were very upfront and honest about what I could expect.

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I contacted Zinda Law Group after getting nowhere on my own with a personal injury case. I am so thankful I did. They took it off my plate and handled everything from appointments, to phone calls, and emails.

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What Not to Do in an Accident

Protecting yourself and preserving your legal rights can be done if you keep the following points in mind.

  • Don’t apologize or admit fault at the scene of a car accident
  • Cooperate with police but don’t offer any information – when asked, keep your answers short since anything you say can be used against you at a later date
  • Don’t engage in small talk with the insurance adjuster – the adjuster is employed by the insurance company and anything you say may be used to reject your claim
  • Don’t give a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster and politely decline if asked – a written statement that you have had time to prepare is a much better idea
  • Never sign a general medical release as this give the insurance company permission to go on a fishing expedition
  • Always seek advice of an experienced attorney before you sign anything

What to Do in an Accident

If you are involved in an accident, following these recommendations will serve you well.

  • Remain calm
  • Call your insurance agent or insurance company immediately.
  • Stay in your car with the doors locked until the police arrive if the other driver is belligerent.
  • Inform the police about the details of the accident and the behavior of the other driver.
  • Keep a pad, pen and disposable camera in your glove compartment when possible so you can collect information. Your cell phone is also a good resource for documenting the details of the accident.
  • Make notes of the time and location of the accident and anything else you can remember including the position of the vehicles after the accident, and any damage or impact points. If you can take photos safely, do so – this is always the best form of evidence.
  • Get the drivers information if possible and take note of their behavior – particularly if you suspect they have been driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
  • Write down the names of any passengers in the car, where they were sitting, and if they were injured.
  • Write down the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses to the accident whenever possible.

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Call Zinda Law Group

If you have admitted blame at the site of an accident, your best option is to seek the advice of an attorney as soon as possible. After careful consideration of all of the evidence, an experienced attorney may be able to mitigate the damage your statement may have made. The attorneys at Zinda Law Group have many years of experience representing people involved or injured in car accidents and we can help you. Call us today at (800) 863-5312. The call is free and the consultation is free too.

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