You do not have to agree to give a recorded statement to the adjuster at the insurance company.
A recorded statement is when the insurance company adjuster calls you to discuss what happened. They will ask you if you mind going on "record" so they can ask you a few questions. They will tell you everyone is required to do a recorded statement and that you don't need an attorney present.
Can you give a recorded statement?
Whether you are required to give a recorded statement to your own insurance company depends on a lot of different things, including the text of your insurance policy. Before you give a recorded statement, you should reach out to a lawyer. Remember the old adage: “Anything you say can and will be held against you. This applies to recorded statements. The insurance companies spend millions of dollars a year training their adjusters how to get unsuspecting people like you into saying something that will hurt their case.
If you have a serious injury case or a wrongful death case,it is best to check with a trial lawyer before agreeing to give a recorded statement. The adjuster and insurance company will take advantage of you when you are at your most vulnerable. Then, they will use it against you.
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