LEGAL FAULT: If I think I am at fault for a San Diego car or motorcycle accident, should I admit fault at the accident scene or to the police officers that arrive at the accident scene?

It is important that you do not volunteer any information about who was to blame for the accident at the scene of the car or motorcycle accident.  The reasons for this are numerous. For example, at the scene of the accident you may be upset, confused, or injured, and you certainly will not have had time to consider all of the facts surrounding the accident. Obviously, accident scenes are stressful.

Moreover, you may think you are at fault for the car or motorcycle accident, and then learn later that the other driver is as much or more to blame than you. You should consider to consult an attorney before making any statements about the accident, except to cooperate with law enforcement at the scene. Remember that anything you say to the police or the other driver could be used against you at a later time.  The police have the right to identify you at the scene and ask for any and all vehicle registration and  proof of insurance.