Should I Give a Statement After My Injury?By Dennis Sullivan, In Personal Injury, 0 Comments
What do you do when the insurance company wants to take your statement after you have been injured?
There are many questions that arise when someone wants to take a statement from you after you have been injured. Most of the time the person taking the statement is someone who has no duty to protect your interests. Insurance companies and other responsible parties try to take statements from injured people so that they can shield themselves from paying what they are otherwise required to pay. Insurance companies may use statements in order to try to limit the damages you can seek. They also try to encourage you to say things in the statement that they can use against you when you make a claim. If someone wants to take a statement from you, after you have been injured, they are probably not working to help you, they are trying to limit your rightful recovery.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Stepp and Sullivan are often asked by injured people what they should do when they are approached by an insurance company or anyone else and asked to give a statement. The first thing an injured person should do when asked to give a statement is to refuse to do so until you have contacted the experienced personal injury lawyers at Stepp and Sullivan. The experienced personal injury lawyers at Stepp and Sullivan will be able to assist you in dealing with the insurance company as well as the party who caused your injuries and will be able to help you with any statement that is requested of you.
If you have been injured, and now have had someone request a statement from you, STOP, and immediately call the experienced personal injury lawyers at Stepp and Sullivan first.