What is a Recorded Statement After a Car Accident?

If you ever experience a car accident, you will quickly find yourself in a complicated situation. Unfortunately, the aftermath of a crash requires many conversations with insurance adjusters who are there to determine if you can recover compensation and how much you may receive.

In most situations, insurance companies are looking to protect profits. As such, they use various tactics that prevent you from obtaining the maximum compensation available. One of these tactics they may try to use is a recorded statement. Unfortunately, insurance adjusters are not always honest with their approach. You should know what a recorded statement means to your claim.

Looking for Inconsistencies in Your Statement

Insurance companies look for inconsistencies in the things you say from your initial statement to the recorded statement. If your statement changes, insurance companies may try and use this as a way to deny your claim.

You should know the different statements insurance adjusters are listening for when they speak with you, such as:

  • Any apologies or words such as “I think”
  • Any admission of guilt or fault in the accident
  • Any changes from your original statement
  • Any claims that you are not in pain or dealing with an injury

When speaking with the insurance company, you have rights. However, should you speak with them alone, stick with the facts of the accident, only telling them what they need to know.

Your Rights to Legal Representation

You don’t have to deal with insurance adjusters alone. You have the right to obtain legal counsel and get help through the process. Your lawyer can be with you every step of the way to provide insight into what comes next and prevent insurance adjusters from taking advantage of a vulnerable situation.

At Springer & Steinberg, P.C., we make every effort to build a strong case on your behalf. From start to finish, our experienced Denver car accident lawyers will be in your corner, giving you the peace of mind you deserve during one of life’s most challenging situations.

Get a free consultation. Call our firm at (303) 861-2800 today.


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