Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Truck Driver’s Insurance Company?
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If you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident with a truck, you may have been asked by the truck driver’s insurance company to give a recorded statement. Insurance companies often like to record conversations and statements in order to have a more detailed record of your claim as they move forward.
Although you may feel the need to cooperate with the truck driver’s insurance company, it is important to remember that the truck driver’s insurance company is not necessarily on your side. Giving a recorded statement can have a profound impact on your case, and you may want to consider all the possible outcomes that can arise from giving a recorded statement to the truck driver’s insurance company.
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a truck accident, call Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 for a free case evaluation with our 18-wheeler accident attorneys.
Why Does the Insurance Company Want a Recorded Statement?
A truck driver’s insurance company likely asked you for a recorded statement in order to have concrete evidence if your case goes to trial. The truck driver’s insurance company wants this statement both for a clearer picture of the accident and to protect itself by holding you to a previously made statement.
While the insurance company may have both nefarious and completely innocent reasons for wanting this recorded statement, remember that your words can be used against you. An insurance adjuster may try to trip you up at some point, and if you fall into their trap even once, you could lose any leverage you had prior to the recording.
Should I Give a Recorded Statement?
As an honest person, you may feel you have nothing to hide from the insurance adjuster. In fact, you may feel that your cooperation will help the company treat you better.
If you feel strongly that you want to give a recorded statement, it might be a good idea to ask for a list of the questions they will ask you beforehand. This way, you will be able to prepare for the recorded session. It also may be a good idea to write down your recorded statement and have an attorney read it over to see whether it is helpful or harmful to your case.
Ultimately, the decision of whether or not to give a recorded statement is yours. An experienced attorney may be able to provide you with more information as to the pros and cons of giving a recorded statement. Remember that unless that company has a court order, they cannot force you to give a recorded statement.
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At Zinda Law Group, our truck accident attorneys have helped thousands of crash victims get their lives back on track after suffering an injury. We have the knowledge and resources necessary to help you seek maximum compensation for medical bills, lost income, property damage, pain and suffering, and all the other ways your injury has cost you.
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