Generally after an accident it is customary for the at fault party’s insurance company to contact the injured party and ask to take a recorded statement.  This is the case whether it be a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice, or any other accident.  While it may seem innocuous and not something to be concerned about, you should be wary of giving a recorded statement without an attorney present.  This is because what you say can later be used against you when you try to settle your case and may even be admissible in court if you go to trial.

 

If you have been injured in an accident and are thinking about getting an attorney be sure to speak with him or her before you make any statements to the adjuster.  If you decide to obtain an attorney then he or she will likely allow the adjuster to take a recorded statement but his or her presence on the phone will ensure you don’t say anything that may later jeopardize your case.

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