I may have admitted fault at the scene of an accident.
August 30, 2013 2:52 PM Subscribe
I got into an accident yesterday. It was my first accident so I really had no idea what to do. The other driver kept insisting it was my fault and I just kept apologizing (which is admitting fault?). How does this play in during the insurance claim?
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After I had time to calm down and evaluate what happened, I am fairly certain it wasn't my fault. The tow truck driver was also quite insistent that it did not look like it was my fault.
It was a two way street. I was going to turn right but decided not to and put on my left light. I shoulder checked and I went for it but out of no where, this car hits my wheel. He was trying to overtake me and go around me so he was turning right slightly while I was moving left slightly. I don't know who's fault it is but I don't feel like it was all my fault.
However, I did apologize quite a bit and I generally agreed to everything he said because he was so angry and I just wanted to calm him down. He kept saying it was going to cost me a lot of money and I was so stressed about which meant I was even more shocked and disoriented. Does this mean I'm automatically at fault?
Moreover, he attempted to fix his own car with a crowbar to make it driveable (his fender bent a little when his bumper went in) and I forgot to mention this on the claim. I couldn't drive my car at all because the wheels turned in and steering was off so nothing was touched on my car. Is it important I mention this on the claim?