Giving a recorded statement after your truck accident to an insurance company could hurt your ability to recover compensation. An attorney can protect your rights. We want you to have the best chance at full recovery of your damages and if we can avoid big mistakes like giving a recorded statement after your truck accident, the chances of success are much higher.
Should you give a recorded statement about your truck accident injury to the liable party’s insurance company?
I’m asked by folks about giving statements to insurance companies in trucking cases and other cases. My advice is to never give a statement to the insurance company. You don’t have to. You don’t need to. You shouldn’t do it. Whatever you say to them is going to be used against you.
A common example is what time was it when the wreck happened? Then the next question is how did you know what time it was? I looked at my watch. Then you looked away from the road. That will be what comes up from the insurance defense lawyer. We have it here written down. You were looking at your watch at the time. I’m not going to follow up with that in the statement from the insurance adjuster, but you can bet your bottom dollar that the defense attorney will do that. They’re going to use that against you at some later date.
There’s nothing you can do to help your case by talking to an insurance adjuster in a trucking case or any other case for that matter. Please keep that in mind. Don’t talk to the insurance company on the other side. If you have other questions like this, please feel free to call my office here in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
The compensation that we are aiming to win you can be substantial. We want you to see compensation in the fullest possible amount. Having a case be successful can be incredibly challenging especially if you have given a recorded statement after your truck accident. You very likely would end up with a reduced settlement if you did that. It is our job to get you compensation either way. That can include a multitude of things ranging from your hospital bills to your pain and suffering, your ambulance ride cost to your loss of life quality and more. If the truck accident cost you money, including property damages, medical bills, and lost wages, we want that to be reflected in your compensation award. If the truck accident negatively affected your life, we want those damages included as well. Furthermore, punitive damages can be awarded in some cases like if the truck driver was driving under the influence.
Were you or a loved one injured in a commercial vehicle crash and have questions about giving a truck accident recorded statement?
Contact experienced Wyoming truck accident lawyer Frederick J. Harrison today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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