Often times after an accident the first person you hear from is the other driver’s insurance company wanting a statement. Attorney Sean Keith said, “The worst thing you can do is give the insurance company a statement before talking to a personal injury attorney. When a person gives a recorded statement hours or a few days after an accident they often times forget important facts. This mistake is then used against them by the insurance company and their lawyers later in the case. There is never a good reason to give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company. If you don’t believe me, ask the insurance company if you can take a recorded statement from their driver and see how they respond. It will always be no.”
Keith said that people unknowingly do things that hurt their own case. It’s not their fault in doing so, rather a lack of understanding the law and the process. A person may feel that they are doing the right thing by cooperating with the insurance company; however, one must remember that the other driver’s insurance company is ONLY looking out for what is in the best interest of their driver and the company’s profits. Always contact a personal injury attorney if you have been injured in an accident. Don’t fight the insurance company on your own. They have a legal team working for them. You should have one fighting for you.