Recorded Statements: Yes or No?

If you have been involved in an accident, you will have to deal with your insurance company and possibly the insurance company of the other person involved. Typically, you will have to go through an interview and/or give a statement to start the investigation into your claim. Obviously, you will need to be completely honest when you speak with the insurance agent. However, do keep in mind that you shouldn’t give a recorded statement of any kind until you have spoken with your lawyer, who can advise you on what to say and how to say it to avoid any potential negative outcomes for yourself.

If you are the victim in the situation, the other person’s insurance company may attempt to get you to give a statement. However, bear in mind that this statement may be used against you in an attempt to lower any money you might receive as a result of the accident. Thus, don’t give the statement, no matter how “innocent” it may seem. Wait until you have spoken with a lawyer to say anything to the other person’s insurance company. This same rule holds true if you are the person who is at fault in the accident as well; you don’t want to make things worse for yourself by providing any statements or making any promises without speaking with your lawyer.

Being involved in an accident is never fun or easy, but don’t make things worse for yourself in the long run by providing information you are not required to give. You can give it when the time is right and when you have been carefully coached by your legal counsel on what to say!