Following an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you will
usually need to report the damages to the at-fault driver’s insurance
company. Typically, the company will require you to give a recorded or
written statement concerning what happened during the crash.
This recording, however, will be scrutinized by the company to try and
skew it in their driver’s favor. Insurance companies make their
profit by collecting premiums and lose money by paying for crashes. They
will do whatever it takes to give you as little money as possible.
One of the ways they can do this is by using your recorded statement and
comparing it to any crash report made by officers on the scene. If they
find inconsistencies in multiple comments, they could claim you lied and
might deny your claim as a result.
Likewise, there are ways a company employee will phrase questions to trap
or trick you into responses that could hurt your case. They might also
bully or pressure you into agreeing to facts you’re unsure about.
“I guess so” could be used against you later.
Before you make or sign a statement for an insurance company, make sure
you speak to an experienced
Fort Worth car accident attorney beforehand. The
Law Office of James M. Stanley can help. Our lawyers have more than 35 years of combined experience to
offer your case. Let us see what we can do to help you recover compensation
for your medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.
Contact us at (817) 591-4222 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case