After my motorcycle accident, should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

After being involved in a motorcycle crash, accident victims often field numerous calls from insurance companies—both their own and the other driver's—asking for recorded statements about the crash, the resulting injuries, and property damage.

phone_recordingUsually these calls are made by friendly-sounding insurance adjusters who imply that providing a recorded statement is necessary to resolve the claim. This is not the case.

Giving a recorded statement to an insurance company without first consulting with motorcycle accident attorneys can seriously harm a personal injury insurance claim or subsequent personal injury lawsuit.

In addition to complying with legal requirements, motorcyclists purchase insurance to protect themselves financially in the event of an accident. However, insurance companies are businesses and like most, their ultimate loyalties are to the company's bottom line, not an accident victim's wellbeing.

To that end, insurance companies and adjusters look for ways to minimize their financial obligations after an accident. Misspeaking during a recorded phone call with the insurance company can help them achieve that goal.

Unfortunately, these types of calls can be difficult for injured motorcyclists to avoid. That's why consulting an attorney before providing a recorded statement to an insurance company is absolutely essential. Experienced personal injury attorneys can help motorcycle accident victims protect their rights by advising them on what to say during a recorded statement, as well as how to phrase their answers to avoid misunderstandings.

Consult a Knowledgeable Motorcycle Accident Attorney

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident that wasn't your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries, property damages, and other losses. Consulting a personal injury attorney before giving a recorded statement can help ensure your right to recover damages is protected.

Don't wait until it's too late. Contact the Accident and Injury Law Group today to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation.

 

Pellegrino Certa
Pittsburgh Personal Injury and Car Accident Attorney