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I was recently in a car accident and the other driver’s insurance company wants to take my recorded statement.  Should I do it?

submitted by Elaine B.

The Injury Legal Team’s answer:

If you were injured in the accident or there is any chance of a dispute in terms of how it happened, you should never give a recorded statement to the other side.  You should consult with an attorney.  We never allow our clients to give recorded statements.  T, as they will only be used against you.  Additionally, in the same situations you should not give recorded statements to your own insurance company either.  It’s a little different with your own, since you do have a duty to cooperate with them.  If however, the other side is uninsured or underinsured, you may eventually be litigating against your own insurance company.  Depending on the circumstances, it may be ok to give a written statement to your own insurance company.  That way you can control the information provided, and not just respond to poorly worded questions.  But each situation is very much fact specific, proceed with caution.

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