Q: What can I do if I’ve already given a recorded statement to the insurance agent or signed some papers relating to my Maryland motorcycle accident?
First, don’t panic. Take a deep breath. There may still be hope for your personal injury lawsuit.
We tell our clients not to give recorded statements to the insurance company because those statements can potentially be misrepresented or twisted to make the victim look bad.
Not every insurance agent will actually take advantage of the victim like that. You may be dealing with an honest agent who will take your story at face value rather than try to spin your words in the company’s favor.
It’s also possible that you didn’t say anything that could be used to dispute your recollection of events, in which case you have no need to worry.
Even if you did say something that could be misrepresented and the insurance agent does try to skew your words, a skilled lawyer can minimize the damage done and explain the true intent of your story to the judge or jury deciding your compensation.
Similarly, we strongly discourage our clients from signing any papers regarding their accident because these forms often limit the victim’s rights.
Notice that word “limit”? Just because you’ve signed something doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re out of luck in receiving any compensation. It just means that you might have made it a little harder to get the full amount of compensation we believe your injuries are worth.
If you have already given a recorded statement or signed papers regarding your accident, it’s extremely important that you consult with an experienced Maryland motorcycle accident lawyer who can help you get back control of the situation.
To see how we can help you minimize the damage done and get back your right to a fair compensation, call the law offices of Nickelsporn & Lundin at 800-875-9700.