Should I Agree to Give a Statement or Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company Adjuster
Insurance adjusters are doing the work of the insurance companies which employ them. Insurance companies maximize their profits by paying out as little as possible in settlements. Their goal is to get you to settle for as little as possible (when it is too soon to know the full extent of your injuries), and anything that you say may be misconstrued and used against you during settlement negotiations.
Once you are aware of the insurance adjuster’s goal, it is easy to see how anything that you say can quickly become a problem. A question as simple as, “How are you?” that is answered with a reflexive, “I’m good, how are you?” can be taken to mean that you are not actually suffering the injuries that you claim to suffer from your truck accident. Even if you are able to get through that question, you can be confident that the insurance adjuster has been trained to ask other leading questions that are designed to get you to make a mistake.They are trained to ask you questions that can trick you into hurting your case, making inconsistent statements, or answering questions about your injuries when it is too soon to know the full extent of your injuries (they know that the nature of these types of injuries, like neck and back pain from whiplash following a car crash, often have a delayed onset and often become increasingly worse over time).
You can avoid these potential costly pitfalls by directing the insurance adjuster to your attorney. Once the insurance company is notified that you are represented by legal counsel, all communications—whether verbal or written—should be directed to your lawyer. You will no longer have to deal with the stress of answering questions or the fear that you are making a mistake. Before giving a recorded statement, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer that you trust.
Your experienced truck accident lawyer at the Law Office of Israel Garcia will handle the insurance adjuster’s questions about your truck wreck and injuries. Your lawyer will also represent your interests during settlement negotiations and advocate for your full and fair recovery of damages. Those damages should include compensation for all of your medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other costs. Therefore, we encourage you to start protecting your rights now by contacting an experienced truck accident lawyer to learn more about how a truck crash case works and the damages that you might recover. Contact us online via our Contact Page or call us directly at 210-LAW-9999 or 210.529.9999 to schedule your free consultation today!