Giving a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Adjuster: Yes or No?

If the insurance company asks you for a recorded statement, Brett Cain offers some advice about what you should do before you agree to anything.

Transcript

Host: Crystal from Fort Worth is on the line, go ahead with your question.

Crystal: Yeah I was in a car wreck and the insurance adjuster called and wanted me to give a recorded statement over the telephone. Should I do this?

Host: Whoo! Been there, done that, what do you think?

Brett: That's a great question, well before you give a recorded statement what's the rule? Call your lawyer.

Host: “I didn't do it!”

Brett: And the reality is all of us want to do the right thing. We're caught in an injury, we're caught in a claim, it's a world we don't live in on a daily basis, we want to expect the insurance company “hey if they're asking for this then they're going to treat me right by doing that.” We're just here to say, most insurance companies may be just fine, but for the ones that aren't, you may give them information that may hurt your claim down the road. We would be there to protect you from that, so I'm not saying don't give a recorded statement, I’m saying seek legal counsel before you do.