If you’ve ever been involved in a car accident, you are likely aware that you’ll need to provide a statement about the accident to the insurance company you file a claim with. Even if there are no injuries and you only file a claim for property damage, the insurance company will more than likely request a statement from you.
Here are your options for providing your accident statement to the insurance company:
#1 - Over the Phone
The most common way people provide accident statements to the insurance company is over the phone. Keep in mind that the insurance company will probably record your statement, so be very careful with the information you provide. Anything you say can and will be used against you.
#2 - In Writing
If you are uncomfortable providing your statement to the insurance company over the phone, you have the option to do so in writing. Writing your statement down gives you more time and flexibility to gather your thoughts and provide the most accurate and relevant information possible.
#3 - Your Attorney Can Do It For You
If you don’t feel comfortable providing your statement directly to the insurance company, you have the option to ask your attorney to do it for you. Your attorney will know what to say and what not to say to make the most out of your claim.
No Matter How You Provide Your Statement, Have Your Attorney Present
Regardless of how you decide to provide your accident statement, it’s always a good idea to have your attorney with you when you do it. This is particularly important if you provide your statement over the phone.
Your attorney will be able to support you and help you provide your statement such in a way that your claim is not harmed.
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