If you are injured in a car accident, the insurance company of the person who injured you will likely request a recorded statement. This recorded statement is a common tactic to explore ways for them to deny your claim. The insurance adjusters are trained to ask pointed and sometimes twisted questions to lay a trap that may result in reduction in the amount of recovery and in many cases your statement will be used in their efforts to deny your claim entirely.
The injuries for a car accident are often discovered days or weeks after the accident. A true and honest statement that you are not hurting on the day after the accident may be used to minimize your recovery if you develop pain or internal injuries that are diagnosed after you provide recorded statement to the insurance claims adjuster.
In many cases, you may have a severe pain in one area of the body but a more severe hidden injury to another region. Your failure to report all injuries suffered in the car accident may preclude recovery or at least limit recovery for those injuries.
You should be extremely cautious if an insurance adjuster offers to settle your claim for any given amount. If they are offering you a settlement, it is because they believe that you have a much more substantial claim than the amount being offered.
Gill Law Group represents car accident injury victims in Orange County. Our Orange County car accident lawyers can help you maximize your recovery for injuries after a car accident. Contact Our Firm to schedule a complimentary consultation.