Should I agree to give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

Claims adjusters often ask people to give a recorded statement after a car accident; they typically bring the subject up casually at the beginning of the conversation. A claims adjuster may tell you that giving a recorded statement will give you protection. 

However, it is best to refuse to give a recorded statement.

You are not legally obligated to give a recorded statement, nor are you obligated to do so by your insurance policy. Often, people misstate events or forget important details when giving a recorded statement. If the statement is recorded, it can be used against you later, and it can be difficult to correct any mistakes at that point.

If you have been in a car accident, an attorney can help you navigate the aftermath. For more information, please contact Joyce & Reyes for a free consultation.

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