Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Other Driver’s Insurance Company in Florida?
Your insurance company may ask you to give a recorded statement, during which they confirm your contact information, treating facilities, and details about how the car accident occurred. This is generally not an issue to you or your case because your insurance company will need that information to fully investigate your claim and pay out within your policy. Afterall, car insurance is probably something you pay your premium for but hope you’ll never have to use, so if you do get injured in a car accident, you would want your insurance company to cover your damages within your policy limits. It’s helpful to have an attorney on the line with you while you give your insurance a recorded statement so that they can object to any improper questions and advise that your insurance may not provide the statement to the other driver’s insurance. A problem arises when the other driver’s insurance company asks you for a recorded statement, because they are not on your side. They can use this information to turn any detail against you and argue that you were at fault for the accident. Even worse, the opposing insurance company could release that information for use against you at trial. A car accident attorney would advise you not to provide the opposing insurance with a recorded statement at all, because they are not entitled to one and you are not required to give them a statement under Florida law. If the opposing insurance company keeps trying to contact you, hang up and call Rosen Injury law to see how they can help protect you.