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Should I give a recorded statement to a negligent driver’s insurance company after my auto accident?

If you were seriously hurt in a car accident, you may be more concerned about your injuries than filing a claim with the other driver’s insurance company. However, an insurance adjuster for the negligent driver may call you to sign documents and request that you give a recorded statement.

Five Reasons NOT to Give a Recorded Statement

Even if the accident was not your fault, it is never a good idea to give a recorded statement. Important reasons why you do not want to agree to this include:

  • In Nevada, you are generally not required to give a recorded statement.
  • Even though your statement is not taken under oath, anything you say in the recorded statement could be used against you if you file a lawsuit.
  • The insurance adjuster may be looking for admissions to show you were partially at fault in causing the accident or to minimize your damages.
  • The insurance adjuster may lead you to believe that a recorded statement will help your claim. But because the adjuster works for the insurance company, it’s likely that he wants information that helps deny your claim or pay you as little as possible.
  • It is likely you won’t have access to the recorded statement of the other driver, although your attorney may be able to obtain it later in the litigation process.
 

Giving a recorded statement rarely helps an accident victim’s case—and often hurts it. If you were hurt in an auto accident and are being pressured to give a recorded statement, call our experienced car accident attorneys at 866-299-0558 for a free consultation before agreeing to this. We can explain your legal options and how we can help you.