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 consultation today.