When a car accident occurs, insurance companies will attempt to obtain as much information about the incident as possible. One source of evidence insurance companies will inevitable attempt to gather is witness statements from the parties involved. Being helpful to the insurance company may expedite a settlement, however, this statement may also be used against you. The insurance company may use this statement to diminish the value of your case or even deny liability altogether either in negotiations or during trial.
As such it is not ideal to give a witness statement to the other party’s insurance company until you have spoken to an attorney. The opposing party’s insurance company usually does not have the right to hear your side of the story until a lawsuit has been filed. This information is generally disclosed during a deposition.
Please contact the attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth to help you navigate the process of a personal injury claim. There are many pitfalls to avoid to help maximize the value of your case. The attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth have spent a countless amount of hours dealing with insurance companies to achieve the optimum outcome for their clients. Please contact Meyerkord & Kurth for a free consultation at 314-436-9958.
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