Should I Sign a Recorded Statement without My Attorney?
Should I Sign a Recorded Statement without My Attorney? Hattiesburg Accident Lawyer Richard Schwartz After an auto accident, the insurance company of the at-fault driver usually interviews all parties involved. Following this, the agent for the insurance company will ask the accident victim to sign a statement memorializing what he or she remembers happening at the time of the incident. Before you sign a written statement, though, make sure you call a Hattiesburg personal-injury attorney at Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. We can help you avoid mistakes that could compromise your ability to recover compensation. To learn more, call our office today at (601) 869-0696. In most cases, the insurance company will do everything it can to reduce or even eliminate its responsibility to pay compensation to accident victims. The provider will not protect your interests but rather will take steps to limit its own liability. Mississippi is a comparative negligence state, which means that if the defendant can prove that you were even partly at fault for causing the accident, the amount of money you will recovery may be reduced. In other words, if you do not consult an experienced Hattiesburg personal-injury lawyer prior to signing the written statement, you might not be fully reimbursed for the losses you have suffered as a result of the accident. If you want to protect your rights, call Richard Schwartz & Associates, P.A. at (601) 869-0696.