A lot of times the person that is at fault will change their story (or even worse the adjuster will lie). You should have the courage to fight for what you believe, which in this case is your version of the story. If you give a statement or "try to set the record straight" they will only try to use that against you. Instead you should get an attorney that is willing to fight for you...
We regularly take cases where there is disputed liability. The right investigation and the right questions at a deposition of trial can bring the otherside's lies to light.
Any evidence to prove that you weren't at fault? Any witnesseses? Any injuries??
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What will really help you is witnesses. If no witnesses then the cars positions at the scene of thr accident. Also, if you retain an attorney, the insurance companies tend to back off because they know they are dealing with a lawyer who is equipped with knowledge and strategy. Hire an attorney.
Report it to your insurance carrier and they will handle it.
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I do not want to repeat what the fellow attorneys have stated but it is imperative that all evidence be secured. Was there a police report? Witnesses? Were you injured?
You should consult with an attorney immediately.
YOu know what happened. YOu are a credible witness? Maybe in the end that will be all you have and often that is enough.
I assume you reported this to your insurance company. THey will take care of the issue involving property damage.
If you were hurt, get treatment and do whatever you can to get better. If you were hurt then you will need to hire an attorney to pursue that claim especially since the other side is now claiming they were not at fault.
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