Following an accident, it is common for insurance adjusters representing the potential defendant to try and get a “statement” from an injured party as to how the accident occurred, what injuries they have, who the witnesses were, etc. Often, the adjuster attempts to get a statement very quickly after the accident and before an attorney is retained. It is our recommendation that an injured party not give a statement without first consulting an attorney. If, however, an injured party already gave a statement, that person is entitled to obtain a copy of it and should request it from the insurance adjuster. Regardless, an injured victim needs to let their attorney know that they gave a statement so the attorney can obtain a copy of it.
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