Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Advises "Just Say No" to Taped Statements
We’ve all heard the police on TV tell someone their “Miranda” warnings immediately after they are arrested. “Anything you say can and will be used against you . . . . ” Did you know that giving a voluntary recorded statement to the insurance company will also be used against you?! Once the insurance company has you on a recording saying something, you are generally stuck with it!
Immediately after an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, or other type of personal injury, a trained insurance adjuster will often reach out to the injured victim and as part of their “investigation” will just “need” to take a taped statement. This will be one the quickest times the insurance company will EVER contact you. Avoid the taped statement. JUST SAY NO to their request. The insurance company does not have your best interest at heart. The insurance company’s goal is to reduce their potential payment to you on the claim. That is why they want you on the record. They want to use your words against you. It really is that simple.
For more information about taped statements or other issues involving personal injury cases, insurance companies, how long personal injury cases take, or how personal injury cases work, please download my book – The Ultimate Consumer Guide to Personal Injury Cases. This book provides more details about taped statements and the dangers they pose.
Take care & God Bless!
Douglas B. Dykes, Esq.
Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer
311 Magnolia Ave.
Panama City, FL 32401