When a person has been injured in a car accident, sometimes the at-fault insurance company will try to get a recorded statement. They explain that this is a routine part of the process and that it will help expedite the claim. Because they don’t know how to proceed, some people voluntarily give this statement. In general, this is a bad idea. If the insurance company tries to get a statement from you, simply tell them that all communication should go through your injury attorney. They will stop contacting you after that.
If you have given a statement to the insurance company, it’s certainly not the end of your case. But it could present some problems down the road. There are times when people misremember certain details or fail to mention something during the initial recorded statement. The insurance company will pounce on that and claim that a person is making up the story. This can cause delays in your case. You are not required to give any statements to the insurance company. Therefore you should just refer the adjuster to your injury attorney.
This is why it’s so important to speak to a lawyer immediately after your injury. Preventing problems in your case can is of paramount importance to getting you the money you need as quickly as possible. A lawyer will prevent problems that can derail your case. If you have been injured, speak to a lawyer as quickly as possible.