Should I give a recorded statement after an accident? You may be asked to give a recorded statement to the insurance company if you were injured in an accident. If you do, you could lose your case.
After a car or motorcycle accident, you may receive a call from the insurance company of the person who caused the accident. They will want to take a recorded statement. Should you do it?
Why you should never do it
I’m personal injury attorney Mike Lombardi. There is no law requiring you to give a statement to the insurance company after an accident, and it’s usually not in your best interest to do so. Even though you didn’t cause the accident, you may say something that the insurance company can use later on to say that you’re at fault or that you lied.
The insurance adjuster’s job
You must remember that even though insurance adjusters may seem very nice and sympathetic, they represent a business interested in making money and not paying claims. They look for ways they can manipulate what you say. If you are nervous and get flustered, you may say something you don’t mean or get an important fact wrong.
In the aftermath of a traumatic event, it’s easy not to remember everything clearly. An insurance adjuster will take your recorded statement and try to find inconsistencies with what you said on tape and what you told witnesses or the police in the police report. If they do find them, they will try to deny your claim.
What you should do
Don’t put yourself in that position of having your credibility destroyed by giving a recorded statement. The facts should stand on their own, and you should not be denied the compensation that you deserve.
If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle or motorcycle accident, please give me a call or text me at Mike Lombardi Injury Attorneys, so we can discuss your case and how to communicate your side of the story to the insurance company. We want to help you in any way we can.
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