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Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney – How to protect yourself when giving a recorded statement

Accidents happen in a split second and often leave you a bit dazed. If you’ve been injured in an Atlanta car crash or Savannah motorcycle wreck, your memory of the accident may be fuzzy at best. You may even be wondering if you could have done something to stop the accident.

You should know that is NOT the type of information you generally want to share with insurance adjusters.

In any accident, insurance adjusters waste no time in calling and requesting a recorded statement. While some are polite, others will hound you with incriminating questions, searching for any hint that the accident was your fault. This will allow them to offer you a lower settlement for any injuries you sustained.

If you are nervous about talking to an insurance adjuster or fuzzy on exactly how the accident occurred and who caused it, keep in mind that you are NOT REQUIRED to give a statement to another driver’s insurance company. A lawyer will tell you what the insurance adjusters won’t – These statements are voluntary!

Many accidents involve a combination of factors, and it may not be easy to determine the cause. If you feel pressure from an insurance adjuster to admit fault, this may hurt your chances for getting full compensation for your injuries.

You may want to consult an experienced Atlanta attorney before giving a recorded statement if you have severe injuries from an accident. Your attorney can help you sift through the evidence and provide a better defense.

Atlanta injury lawyer Ty Wilson can coach you on your rights when it comes to pushy insurance adjusters. If you’re worried about dealing with an insurance adjuster, call Ty at 888-689-5224.

Additional Tips:

    • Think through the accident in your mind before making a recorded statement.

 

    • Give only the information you are asked. Don’t volunteer additional details.

 

    • Be specific. Avoid vague answers.

 

    • Similarly, if the questions are subjective, ask the adjuster to be more specific.

 

  • Remember: You can refuse to answer any question if you are uncomfortable with it.

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