Sunday, June 26th, 2011 | Author:

Statements Made by Accident Victims

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.

This article does not constitute legal advice or the formation of an attorney-client relationship, and is not for re-publication without express permission of the author.