If you have been involved in a big rig accident, you might be tempted to file a personal injury claim right away and on your own. Before you do that, please read these four facts. If you have questions that can be answered by a personal injury attorney, or you require a free legal consultation, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
- You Should Never Record a Statement without an Attorney
- You Need to See a Doctor as Soon as You Can
- You Need to Be Honest
- You Can Request a Free Legal Consultation
It is common for an insurance adjuster to nonchalantly ask if they can record your statement. They may act as though it is just normal protocol and you do not have a choice in the matter. This is false. You should not allow them to record anything until you talk to a personal injury attorney. When you talk to us, we can go over what questions to answer and which ones not to.
Even if you believe the case is cut and dry and you have nothing to hide, do not talk to the insurance adjuster in a recorded conversation. Even the smallest detail not matching with your initial statement could be taken as evidence that you are not trustworthy. The adjuster might also ask questions about your medical history that you are not legally obligated to answer and that could hurt your case. Wait to talk to an attorney before talking to an insurance adjuster.
Even if you do not think you have suffered a serious injury, it is essential that you get medical care right away. You do not want to risk having an injury that goes unnoticed until it has become much more serious. If you do find out you are injured down the line, the insurance’s attorney is bound to argue that your injury is that serious or you would have sought medical care.
If there is one thing to remember about your case, it is the fact that the insurance company is going to do whatever they can to discredit you or show weakness in your story. It is essential that you are honest. You must be straightforward. This is the best way to get the strongest possible case against the at-fault party.
If you are not sure if your case is one in which an attorney is needed, you do not have to figure it out on your own. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation. If we decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingency basis that assures you do not pay us until we win your case. If we do not win then you do not pay. There is no reason not to call today to get started.