Q: An insurance claims adjuster keeps calling me to ask for a recorded statement in connection with my Georgia personal injury claim. What should I do?
If an insurance claims adjuster is calling you to get a recorded statement with regard to your Georgia personal injury claim, it's important to know that this is not required.
You are not obligated to give a recorded statement concerning your Georgia personal injury claim. The adjuster will ask you to submit to a recorded statement so that they can then use what you say against you.
Insurance adjusters are specially trained to get you to admit information you normally wouldn't or to ask questions that are meant to trick you into saying something you don't mean. Any of these comments can then be used against you to deny or reduce your Georgia personal injury claim.
Dealing with Insurance Adjusters After an Accident
Dealing with insurance adjusters in your Georgia personal injury claim can be done correctly if you follow some of these additional tips:
- only discuss the basic facts of your accident (location, date, time, type of accident);
- never disclose personal information (such as income or job duties);
- never sign any paperwork from the insurance company before your attorney has reviewed it; and
- refrain from discussing family information, your hobbies or other personal information.
If an insurance claims adjuster is pressuring you to give a recorded statement, remember that you are not obligated to do so. The best way to protect your Georgia personal injury claim is to have the help of a Fayetteville personal injury lawyer.
Once you retain an attorney, your Fayetteville personal injury lawyer can communicate with the insurance companies on your behalf and help you learn what you should and should not if you do continue communication with the insurance company.
Contacting a Personal Injury Lawyer in Fayetteville
As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 404-474-0804.