If you were in a car accident, it is common for insurance companies to request that you provide a recorded statement. So you may be wondering, should you submit to the insurance companies request for a recorded statement?
No. You Should Never Give a Recorded Statement to an Insurance Company Before Speaking with an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer.
The reason for this is that insurance companies often aggressively interrogate car accident victims in order to collect information to use against them. An insurer may also push for a quick settlement and discourage you from consulting with legal counsel as to the value of your claim. Although insurance adjusters may seem friendly on the telephone, keep in mind that their true motive is “risk management.” In other words, they want to minimize the amount of money they payout on your claim.
You should be aware of which insurance company is requesting your recorded statement. Your insurance company may be entitled to a recorded statement pursuant to the terms of your auto insurance policy (however, you should speak with legal counsel before giving the statement.) You are not required to give a recorded statement to the other driver’s insurance company.
The Wieand Law Firm recommends that automobile accident victims consult with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible following a collision. It is ALWAYS in your interest to get legal advice before giving a statement to an insurance company which may be used against you later in court.
To speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia call the Wieand Law Firm at (215) 666-7777 or fill out the online contact form.