Should I give the faulty driver’s insurance company a recorded statement?

Should I give the faulty driver’s insurance company a recorded statement?

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, you’ll have to deal with insurance companies. Your insurance company is generally on your side. The other driver’s company however, will fight to shift the blame for the accident onto you, and pay out as little compensation as possible (if they offer any at all). It can be hard to stand up to these powerful companies on your own. With Los Angeles personal injury lawyers from Ellis Law on your side, you’ll have an experienced legal team who can help you make the right decisions and secure the damages you deserve. 

After an accident, you may have to give a statement to the police. Your insurance company may require you to make a statement to them, though that is somewhat rare. In both these cases, it’s very important that you don’t admit fault. If the faulty insurance company asks for a recorded statement from you, the best thing you can do is decline. Adjusters are great at asking tricky questions that can call your version of events into question. They may use this to justify offering less compensation, or blame the entire accident on your actions. If you don’t make a mistake, they simply won’t use your statement at all. It’s basically a trap to see if you’ll slip up. There’s no legal requirement for you to give them one, and best-case scenario, it will end up being a waste of your time. 

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The hours and days following an accident can feel like a whirlwind. You may have extensive injuries that require medical care, and you might be dealing with the realities of expensive bills and missed income. The good news is, Los Angeles personal injury lawyers are standing by, 24/7 to hear your side of the story. If you’ve been hurt in a car crash that was caused by someone else’s reckless driving or negligence, you may be entitled to generous cash compensation. Meeting with a personal injury lawyer from Ellis Law won’t cost you a penny. We offer 100% free and confidential consultations for anyone who thinks they may have a case. If you’re too hurt to travel, do not despair. We’ll gladly make an appointment to visit you at your home or care facility at a convenient time. 

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We all know hiring a legal team can be expensive. However, at Ellis Law, we believe that the good folk of Southern California deserve top-notch legal representation, even if they can’t afford an attorney out of pocket. If we decide you have a case, we’ll get to work right away with no upfront legal fees. Our talented partners work on contingency fees, which means we only get paid if we win your case or agree to a fair settlement. We don’t get paid unless you do. In the unlikely event that you lose your case, you won’t owe use a penny in legal fees. When you’re hurt and miss work, you can run out of money in a heartbeat. Don’t let a lack of funds stop you from seeking justice. Let Ellis Law fight for your future. 

We’ve won over $350 million for our clients 

Founded over 20 years ago by U.S. Army vet Andrew Ellis, Ellis Law has secured over $350 million in damages for the people of the greater Los Angeles. We have a proven track record of success, and have experience with everything from common fender benders to complex tort cases that seek to hold big companies accountable for their actions. When your health, happiness and livelihood are on the line, you need the services of a personal injury attorney from our firm. 

Find out if you have a case 

Whether you’ve slipped on a wet floor, stumbled and hit your head due to poor lighting in a public place, or been hurt by a defective product, you have the right to seek compensation. Sit down with a legal expert today, and explain your side of the story. Businesses, property managers, employers and municipalities have a responsibility to maintain a safe environment for their customers, residents, workers and citizens. If their negligence leads to your injury, you can seek compensation for medical bills, missed hours on the job, cost of living expenses, and more from our  Los Angeles car accident attorneys.