For one thing, most of us are not prepared for the stress of a recorded statement. We tense up. We say things that don’t come out right. We overlook key information or don’t have all the information we need. And once you have subjected yourself to a recorded statement, you are powerless to modify or expand upon anything you said. Any  misstatement or incomplete version of events is now permanently in the record. If you stray from it later on in the process, it looks like you’re changing your story to suit your circumstances.

A request for a recorded statement will most often be made within a few days of the accident. You don’t have a full understanding of your injuries at that point. Many injuries manifest themselves only after several weeks or more, well past the time of your recorded statement.

If you have any questions about the claims process, an auto accident attorney can help you protect your rights. You can call our office at (404) 474-0804 or you can complete a contact form here. 

Jason R. Schultz
Helping Georgia area residents with car accident, medical malpractice, and personal injury claims since 1991.
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