The stress of a car accident that results in serious injuries is difficult enough without also having to deal with the insurance company. You could be at your most vulnerable state during this time, which an insurance adjuster may try to take advantage of.
It’s important not to let your emotions get in the way. An Atlanta car accident attorney can help you sort through all of the confusion and ensure your rights are protected.
When the Insurance Adjuster Wants You to Provide a Recorded Statement
It’s normal to want to tell your side of the story. This is especially true when you have been the victim of someone else’s careless or reckless actions, but you should know that what you say can be twisted and used against you.
So when an insurance adjuster asks you to provide a recorded statement, you might be looking at this as a way to set the record straight. Despite your good intentions, it could backfire.
The goal of having you provide a recorded statement isn’t just to hear your version of events. It isn’t to prove that you weren’t at fault. It is to try and find a way to reduce the insured party's liability. In fact, if adjusters can somehow turn it around and put the blame on you, the better for them.
Most of us have been in the position where we said something and later wished we could take it back. Once you provide the insurance adjuster with a recorded statement, there is nothing you can do to take back what was said.
A seemingly innocent remark about the car accident could point the finger right back at you, or if you fail to clarify something, what was said may be misconstrued. A recorded statement cannot be changed or erased. If you are asked to make a recorded statement, you should consult with an Atlanta car accident attorney at the Law Offices of Shane Smith.
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