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by Staff - December 17, 2013

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Insurance companies have a number of strategies for getting a recorded statement from you in the wake of your traffic accident. They may act like giving a recorded statement is required by law or by a contract. They may very kindly ask for a statement. They may act as if giving a recorded statement is absolutely normal. However, do not give a recorded statement to any insurance company until you have spoken to a personal injury attorney about your case.

Why shouldn’t you give a recorded statement? Insurance companies like recorded statements because they often catch injury victims off guard and very soon after the incident. They are hoping that their interviewee will misspeak, apologize for the accident, or even incriminate themselves. Because it is so easy to say the wrong thing off the cuff, it is always better to submit a written statement in which you can carefully and fully recall the details of the accident.

Is an insurance company pressuring you for a recorded statement about your accident? Talk to a Texas vehicle accident attorney today about your case and avoid common injury claim mistakes.

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