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Here’s Why You Should Avoid Making a Recorded Statement With Insurance After a Crash

If you’ve ever had to deal with insurance companies in the past, you know they are in the business of making money rather than helping people. Of course, they present themselves as helpful and as if they will do whatever it takes to make you whole again, but as you may know, this is not always the case.

This is why you should always be wary of the insurance company and never provide a recorded statement with them after a crash, especially without an attorney present. Here’s why:

Insurance Companies Will Use Your Statements Against You

Anything you say to the insurance company can and will be used against you in order to undervalue or completely devalue your claim.

While you may be required to provide an accident statement to the insurance company, you are in no way required to do so over the phone. In fact, you have a few options for providing your statement to the insurance company, including:

  • Over the phone (recorded statement)
    • Least favored option.
      • Avoid doing this whenever possible.
  • In writing
    • Moderately favored option.
      • Be sure to have your attorney go over your written statement and correct any errors before you submit it to the insurance company.
  • With your attorney present
    • Most favored option.
      • Having your attorney present when you make your statement to the insurance company is the best way to avoid making mistakes that can harm your claim.

We Can Help Injured Accident Victims

If you’ve been injured in a car accident due to someone else’s reckless actions, you deserve compensation for your losses. Our team has helped many others in similar situations and we are prepared to help with your case too. Don’t delay—reach out right away with your questions.

Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about your legal options.