We are frequently contacted by people who have been injured in an automobile
accident with the question of whether they should agree to provide a recorded
statement to the insurance adjuster representing the person who hit them.
Our general advice is to contact an attorney before speaking with the
adjuster. Make sure that you understand your rights and any potential
ramifications which may result from your discussion.
To the extent you agree to speak with the adjuster rather than hire an
attorney to do so, it is important to understand that you are not required
by law to provide a written or recorded statement. Generally, we suggest
that you do not provide a recorded statement for fear that the recording
might be inaccurately transcribed, potentially attributing statements
to you which are untrue.
You can agree to speak with the adjuster with the understanding that they
may take notes of the conversation but no recording will be allowed. This
will allow the adjuster to obtain sufficient information to evaluate the
claim without the risk of an inaccurate recording.
At Pauslon Coletti, we are experienced at representing individuals injured
in automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents. Please feel free to
call with any questions or concerns.