The days and weeks that follow a car accident can be very stressful. You already have to deal with any physical injuries you have sustained and emotional damage from the accident. You don’t want to have to deal with communications from the negligent party’s insurance company as well.
Unfortunately, this is often part of the process. The insurance company may call to ask for a recorded statement about the accident to gather the details of your situation. This is a tactic often used by the insurance company and you should be wary when propositioned for this.
Why Does the Insurance Company Need a Recorded Statement?
The goal of the insurance company is to protect their own profits. This means finding any way to turn the liability onto you when it was their policyholder who was negligent. As such, they want to get as many conflicting details and statements as possible.
When the insurance company requests a recorded statement, they’re looking for you to say something that contradicts what you have said before. Or they want you to make a statement that they can use against you and put you at fault for the accident.
Having a Lawyer Is Important
Before you receive this phone call, you should know that you don’t have to provide the insurance company with a recorded statement without having your lawyer present. This acts as a bit of protection as a lawyer can provide only the necessary information.
Insurance companies often look to take advantage of those in vulnerable situations, including those who have suffered serious injuries due to negligence. You should have your own legal protection to keep the insurance company honest during the claim.
Our St. Louis car accident attorneys recognize how frightening it could be to speak with the insurance company about your crash, not knowing how they will try to interpret it during a claim. We’re here to handle the statement on your behalf and protect your rights in the process.
At Meyerkord & Kurth, you’re not just a case number. We make the sacrifices necessary to understand you, your case, and your needs. We stay available to you so you can feel peace of mind knowing that your legal partner is in your corner throughout the entire case.
For a free consultation of your potential case, we encourage you to call us today at (800) 391-4318.