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Should I give a statement to the insurance company?

Monday, May 17th, 2010

Should I give a statement to the insurance company?

602.01 CERTAIN STATEMENTS PRESUMED TO BE FRAUDULENT.
Any statement secured from an injured person at any time within 30 days after such injuries were sustained shall be presumably fraudulent in the trial of any action for damages for injuries sustained by such person or for the death of such person as the result of such injuries. No statement can be used as evidence in any court unless the party so obtaining the statement shall give to such injured person a copy thereof within 30 days after the same was made.

When you’ve been injured in an accident the insurance company may want to take a “statement”.  They will ask you questions about how the accident happened and the extent of your injuries.  These statements can be very important in your case.   Information you provide in a statement can be used against you later in a deposition or at trial if you are not careful.  Sometimes the insurance company is looking for ways to avoid coverage under the insurance policies.  A savvy It is always a good idea to consult with an experienced injury lawyer before you speak to the insurance company or an investigator about your accident or injuries.