You’ve just been in an auto accident, and are injured. Now the insurance company for the motorist at fault is calling and asking you to submit to a series of recorded questions and answers.
What should you do? Often after an accident, the insurance company for the other party will ask you to submit to a recorded statement. If you agree, the adjuster will ask you a series of questions about the accident, your injuries, and initial medical treatment. Even though these recorded statements are not made under oath, you should be aware, they can be used against you in any subsequent legal proceeding. I would strongly advise anyone, who finds themselves in this situation, to obtain legal counsel before agreeing to a recorded statement. As your lawyer, I would go over likely questions and prepare you for your answers.
I would be present to make sure the questions asked are fair and are not a ruse to trick you or paint a picture of what happened in the accident that isn’t accurate. At all times you should keep in mind that the insurance adjuster’s motives are not the same as yours. He is a highly trained professional, and his goal is to save the insurance company as much money as possible.
Don’t go into a recorded statement unprepared. Call me, Ryan C. Scott, and I will personally help you prepare for the questions you will face so that your best interests are protected, and you will receive all the compensation you are entitled to.