Nothing Good Comes from a Recorded Statement After a Pennsylvania Motorcycle Accident
After a motorcycle accident, your insurance company will be eager for you to give a recorded statement. Never give a recorded statement about anything to any insurance company.
Nothing good has ever come of giving an insurance company a recorded statement.
The purpose of these recorded statements is simply to help the insurance companies defend themselves.
Don’t fall into the belief that, because it is your own insurance company, you are required to give them a statement. You are under no obligation to do so; nor to let them record you at all.
Be firm and tell the requesting party to call your motorcycle lawyer, Lee D. Gaber! Don’t be surprised if they try to get you to settle right then!
By “recorded” I mean audio, video and written accounts. Be especially careful about phone conversations. That is when a company is most likely to attempt to record your statement without your knowledge, which is illegal.
You are not required to give a statement with regard to how the accident occurred, nor are you in any way bound to give a recorded statement at all.
It should now be obvious to you that these guidelines also extend to any and all requests made by the other individual’s insurance company to give a statement, especially before speaking with your Pennsylvania motorcycle accident lawyer.
Recorded statements rarely do anything but help the insurance companies get a jump on researching ways to deny motorcycle accident claims to you.
If Possible, Only Talk Facts
If you feel compelled to report the accident to your own insurance company before consulting a motorcycle attorney, you should keep to only facts and even then, keep those to a minimum. You should insist that nothing be recorded. It could definity be used against you later.
Requests made by insurance companies other than your own should be limited to the location of your motorcycle so they may make arrangements to review the damage, until after you have spoken to a motorcycle accident lawyer.
It is my hope that you are reading this before having given a statement to any party. Giving recorded statements to insurance companies, often comes back to haunt those who are injured, at a later time.
Is It Too Late? Maybe Not…
Even if you have given a recorded statement, please take the time to make your next call be to me, Pennsylvania motorcycle accident attorney Lee D. Gaber at 888-292-5352 (888-CYCLE-LAW) to explore how I can resolve your case to your best advantage.
On a personal note, I wish you a happy holiday season!