There’s often a lot of confusion after a Herndon auto accident. Since car accidents aren’t events we are involved in on a regular basis, it is hard to know what steps need to be taken. Your friends, family members and co-workers will undoubtedly have advice for you. While some of this well-intended guidance may have merit, there is also a lot of misinformation circulating about personal injury claims. Many people make mistakes that end up wrecking their chances of recovering compensation. Make sure you do not fall into this category.
Be Wary of Recorded Statements
One of the worst things you can do after a Herndon auto accident is to give a recorded statement to the insurance company. It might seem like an innocent request from the insurance adjuster – to go on record regarding the accident and your injuries – but it is far from that. A recorded statement can hurt your case.
It is all too easy to make a comment that is not interpreted correctly or to describe your injuries as “not that bad,” because the worst has yet to come in regards to your pain. Once you are recorded, it is hard to go back and retract what you said. The unfortunate truth is that your statement could end up being used against you by the insurance company.
The other issue with recorded statements that you need to recognize is that adjusters are trained and know how to encourage you to say something to damage your case. With all that being said, if you are asked to give a recorded statement, politely decline and contact your Herndon personal injury attorney.
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