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        Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

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        Clifford W. Horwitz, a principal partner and lead trial attorney at Horwitz Horwitz & Associates, and Marc A. Perper answer similar questions pertaining to giving recorded statements to insurers. Cliff answers the first listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Friday’s:

        The insurance company for the person that caused my auto accident wants to record my statement. Is that okay?

        No, don’t give a recorded statement.

        They are doing it solely for one purpose: to use against you at a later period in time.

        They never use it for a positive purpose. They never use it for a purpose to help you.

        One hundred percent of the time it’s used for a purpose to hurt your case. It is only used to damage you.

        They have experienced questioners who might ask questions in a rapid fashion trying to get yes answers from you.

        I wouldn’t do it.

        Marc answers the second listener’s question on Free Legal Advice Fridays:

        Should I allow my employer or their insurance company to record my conversation after I’m injured?

        You’re employer and its workers’ compensation insurance company have no particular legal right to a recorded or signed statement.

        Frequently, when people are unrepresented by council, the employer or a claims adjuster or a private investigator for the insurance company might contact you and ask for a tape recorded statement or a signed statement.

        Our advice is not to give any statements. The reason is, just like in a criminal case, whatever you say in your statement can be used against you if the case ends up in court.


        Should I Give a Recorded Statement to the Insurance Company?

        Clifford W. Horwitz and Marc A. Perper answer the Free Legal Advice Friday listener’s question: should I give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

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        Clifford Horwitz

        Clifford Horwitz

        As Principal Partner and lead trial lawyer of Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates, Cliff has devoted his entire career to achieving justice for those who have been victimized by corporate negligence. He has won numerous record-setting jury verdicts and settlements, as well as what was the largest personal injury verdict in Illinois for an individual.

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