7 Mistakes That Will Ruin Your Personal Injury Claim
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Should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company about my personal injury case?
Recently, someone in South Carolina called my office and wanted to know if they should give a recorded statement. I immediately told them no, never give a recorded statement without consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney. I gave them two examples of why they shouldn’t give a statement.
The first example is the person taking a recorded statement is someone that’s been trained in taking recorded statements and knows how to do it in a way to harm your case. Second, the person has much experience in taking recorded statements. They may have taken hundreds or even thousands of recorded statements, and they’re going to use that experience to try to harm or kill your case. That’s the first reason that you shouldn’t give a recorded statement.
A second example is trick questions. If you go forward in giving a recorded statement, invariably, one of the questions you’re going to be asked is if you ever had an injury to the body part that’s been injured in the case that you have now. It’s a trick question, particularly if you’re 40 or more. What you’re going to typically say is, “I don’t recall,” or, “I’ve never had any injuries to that particular body part,” and then after the recorded statement is over, the lawyers for the person that harmed you are going to request a release, and they’re going to request your medical records for 30 years back. Guess what they’re going to be looking for; they’re going to be looking for a medical record that says you hurt the body part that you told in your recorded statement that you had never hurt.
Most people do not memorize their medical records, and they don’t keep a catalog of how many injuries they’ve had and what injuries they’ve had in their 20s, 30s or 40s, so they forget. The people that are taking the recorded statements know that people forget, and that’s why this is a trick question. This is another example of why you should never give a recorded statement. If you have someone that’s pressuring you to give a recorded statement, call our office. Let us speak with you, and we will get that person off your back. We will stop the trick questions. We may stop the recorded statement from ever happening at all because now the corporation or the insurance company that wants the recorded statement knows that you’ve got someone to explain these tricks to you, and they’ll realize it won’t work, and they’ll just give up.
Call our office. Let us help. Do not give a recorded statement without a personal injury attorney that’s experienced helping you. Call our office. We’re here to help people that have injuries in South Carolina.
Were you or a loved one severely injured by a negligent person in South Carolina and have questions about a personal injury recorded statement? Contact experienced South Carolina personal injury lawyer H. Bright Lindler today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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