The insurance adjustor for the negligent driver who hit me wants me to give a statement. Should I do that?
On car accident cases, it’s my opinion that the insurance companies are making a concerted effort to immediately call people who were injured in car accidents, not for the purposes of providing good service. Instead, it’s my opinion, that they’re making these phone calls to get recorded statements as quickly as they can so that they can obtain information, document their files, and potentially limit the amount of recovery before people have been counseled by an attorney. All of the data suggest that in any serious car accident cases an injured person is likely to recover significantly more money if they have been properly counseled by expertise in their car accident claim. So the answer is if you get a phone call from an insurance adjuster and they want a statement, don’t give it. You’re not obligated to do it, you’re not required to do it. Get the services of a competent qualified attorney to analyze the claim and be with you every step of the way including making the decision of whether or not it is in your best interest to give a statement.