Recorded Statements Aren’t Your Friend after a Florida Accident

When you file a claim in a Florida auto accident case, you’re going to become popular with the other driver’s insurance company. In short order, they’ll ask you for a recorded statement. Politely decline their request. A recorded statement will likely harm your claim.

The other side’s insurance adjuster will often try to get you to say something that can be taken out of context to use against you later, or to get you to make concessions that result in a denial of your claim. Once you’ve stated something for the record, it can’t be changed. Adding or expanding upon facts or details later, or attempting to modify misstatements, makes it look like you’re trying to alter your story to suit your circumstances. In addition, if you haven’t seen your doctor yet, you don’t have an accurate diagnosis of your condition. Frequently, symptoms of injury may only appear weeks or even months after a Florida accident.

Knowledge Equals Power in Orlando Auto Accident Cases

Remember, insurance companies are businesses; in other words, they’re profit driven. Their goal is to pay out as little as possible, and they go to great lengths to achieve that. Your best interests are the last thing on their mind.

Seeking fair compensation for injuries sustained in an auto accident is fraught with pitfalls. Our skilled Orlando accident attorneys can steer you through the process.

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