When Should I Give My Statement of an Auto Accident?

January 30, 2017  |  Adriel B. Villarreal

Auto accidents are one of the most stressful situations in this life. You car has sustained minor or major damages, you and your passengers may be injured to different levels and you have to deal with your insurance company talking to the other person or people involved in the accident. What a hassle!
If you find yourself in a significant auto accident, you may need to enlist the services of a car accident attorney.
As stressful as the auto accident is, there are several things to keep in mind when it comes to making your statement about the accident itself. In most cases, you will absolutely not want to make a statement about the accident to anyone without the advice of your car accident attorney.
If you are approached by the police after an accident, you are required to give the officer your driver’s license, vehicle registration and proof of your insurance. You may choose to make a statement, but in most states, this is not required of you. If you do choose to give the officer a brief account of what happened, keep it very short and state only the facts.
After the accident, you may receive a call from the insurance adjuster for the other vehicle involved asking for a brief statement. No matter how friendly the insurance adjuster is, it is in your best interest to firmly and politely decline to make a statement. It is possible that the other insurance company may use your statement against you at a later date.
The other insurance agency will be scouring for any evidence that can make your claim invalid. That is why you want to work with a car accident attorney to determine the best time and method to make your statement about the auto accident.
When you need to find a car accident attorney, contact BGS Attorneys at Law today at (763) 780-8500.