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Do I have to provide a recorded statement to the insurance adjuster for the trucking company?

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An insurance adjuster will probably call you and start discussing your Georgia truck accident. He or she may sound nice and just want to go over the details of the crash. However, once he or she says “I need to record a few things for our records,” or “I need to take a recorded statement,” you need to stop right there.

An insurance adjuster for the other side will attempt to convince you that giving a recorded statement is standard. An adjuster might even tell you that you have to give a recorded statement as part of the process. However, you do not have to provide the other side with a recorded statement, especially not right away.

Before you even consider giving the insurer for the trucking company a recorded statement, it is best to talk with an experienced Georgia accident attorney. Additionally, it is wise to seek medical treatment and know what type of injuries you have sustained.

By waiting to provide a recorded statement, you will know the extent of your injuries, so that you won’t leave out any piece of critical information. In addition, a skilled lawyer can help you know what you should and shouldn’t say. Unfortunately, insurance companies use recorded statements as tools to lessen their liability. They know that they may get you to say something that will weaken your case so they don’t have to pay out as much money.

For help with your Georgia truck accident claim, contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith to speak with a knowledgeable Peachtree City accident attorney about your rights in a free consultation at (770) 487-8999.

Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia