What’s a Recorded Statement?

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Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

Recorded statements are a part of the insurance company’s investigation. You should consult an attorney before you give a recorded statement. If you have been involved in a wreck in North Carolina or South Carolina, the insurance company will call you. Sometimes they will call repeatedly, and it can be overwhelming. You are hurt and scared, and now this. It is a lot to handle.

At some point your insurance claims adjuster will ask to interview you. This interview is usually recorded and is called a “recorded statement.” A recorded statement can help or hurt your claim, depending on how the questions are asked and answered. The insurance company uses this statement as a part of its investigation before accepting or denying a claim. If you give a poor recorded statement, then it may haunt you. The worst thing you can do is go into a recorded statement nervous, unprepared and without consulting an attorney.

Insurance adjusters sometimes ask questions in a recorded statement in a confusing manner. Insurance adjusters sometimes do not ask the right questions in a recorded statement. You want to make sure that your recorded statement goes well and that the questions that are important to your claim are answered in a clear manner so that the insurance company understands what happened and what your injuries are.

How do you give a good recorded statement?

An experienced attorney can help you before and during your recorded statement by ensuring that all questions are asked clearly and that all important questions are answered as a part of the investigation. At Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC, we talk with our clients before their recorded statement. We make sure that our clients feel as relaxed as possible prior to their recorded statement. We make sure that the insurance claims adjuster does not ask tricky questions, and we ask our clients to clarify any responses that seem confusing or unclear.

Call Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC today if you have questions about recorded statements. We have offices in Wadesboro and Wilmington, North Carolina and can help you ensure that your case is handled correctly and that your recorded statement does not haunt you.

– Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC Team

Stewart Poisson focuses her practice on litigation. Stewart opened the Wilmington office of Poisson, Poisson & Bower, PLLC in 2006. She assists clients in both of the firm’s offices in the fields of Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury and handles all appellate work for the firm. She particularly enjoys helping clients who have been injured in workplace accidents caused by the negligence of a third party. She represents clients in the both the personal injury claim and the workers’ compensation claim and is skilled at maximizing her clients’ recovery in these complicated cases.