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Recorded Statements–Only One Hard and Fast Rule

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After a motor vehicle accident you’ll probably be asked to give a recorded statement. A recorded statement is basically a tape recorded interview by an insurance adjuster. The adjuster may be from your insurance company. Or the adjuster might be from the at-fault driver’s company.

Some attorneys recommend their clients never give recorded statements. This is not the best advice.

Recorded statements may be required to enjoy your PIP benefits. Refusing to give one is basically shooting yourself in the foot.

In some cases it makes sense to give a recorded statement to the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier. In others it does not. The only hard and fast rule you should follow is do not give a recorded statement until you have a chance to speak with an attorney.