During the month of June, I am addressing common questions that get asked in our practice. Today’s Question is: Should I give a statement to the insurance company?
Some insurance contracts do require it. If it is required by your contract, the answer in many cases is going to be yes. The difference that can be made by you being represented is how well you are prepared for the statement, as well as being able to have someone there with you to represent you. It is clear, when the adjusters are calling to get these statements, that they are doing it to limit their own liability and in many cases limit what it is they are going to eventually pay. By being the ones asking the questions, they control what information is obtained. It is not unusual, when we represent someone giving a statement, that we make sure additional questions are answered. We also have experienced enough of the importance of certain questions to have properly prepared you to answer these questions. Just like not signing anything, you should not consider giving a statement until you first talk to an attorney. The initial consultation is free, and can give you a better idea on the importance of what is about to happen.
These questions are not intended to replace a consultation with an attorney, nor do they take into consideration facts that may differ about your particular case. Here at the Injuryboard, we have experienced attorneys who can deal with your individual questions and best help you with your case. Feel free to get the help you need by contacting one of us.
A founding partner with Bradshaw & Bryant, Mike Bryant has always fought to find justice for his clients—knowing that legal troubles, both personal injury and criminal, can be devastating for a family. Voted a Top 40 Personal Injury "Super Lawyer" multiple years, Mr. Bryant has also been voted one of the Top 100 Minnesota "Super Lawyers" four times.