I was recently involved in an accident with an 18-wheeler. The insurance adjuster is calling me and asking for a statement. Is it OK to give a statement?

No, it is not OK to give a statement. Insurance companies are not your friends. After an accident, the first thing an insurance company does is send an insurance adjuster to the crash scene in order to asses the situation and gather evidence. Next, the agency will send an insurance adjuster to gather a recorded statement from the victim.

Do not give a statement verbally or in writing because anything you say can be used to deny or discount your claim later. Insurance adjusters are known to use trick questions to get a victim to talk. Always speak to an experienced trucking accident lawyer before talking to an insurance adjuster and/or an attorney representing the trucking company.

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