What are defenses in an At-fault Car Accident?


If you are in an Ohio traffic accident, keep the following in mind to protect your rights and property in the coming months:

  • Do not admit fault
  • Do not apologize
  • Do not confess to distraction
  • Do not allude to any actions you could’ve done differently

In fact, you should avoid talking to the other driver as much as possible. Exchange information like names, drivers license numbers, and insurance information, then wait for first responders to arrive. While this may seem callous, anything you say can be used against you in a personal injury case.

In addition, no matter how obvious the circumstances of the incident may seem, do not represent yourself in a traffic accident case. If you’re insured, you’ll probably be represented by your insurance’s legal team. If not, you should hire a lawyer to advocate on your behalf.

If you’re at fault, your lawyer will do all they can to minimize the damages you owe. Even if you have representation through your insurance, a second legal opinion is usually free—call Rinehardt Injury Attorneys for a free consultation today. We’ll do all we can to help you save your home and other assets.


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