Should I Give An Oral Statement On The Phone To Insurance Adjusters After A Slip And Fall?

It’s always best to refrain from giving a statement to an insurance adjuster or an investigator immediately after an accident and especially before you retain an attorney to represent you in the matter.

What Do I Do If The Insurance Adjuster Contacts Me After A Slip And Fall?

It’s always best to retain an attorney as soon as possible after the accident and it is also best to refer an insurance adjuster or a private investigator that’s looking into the case to the attorney that is representing you.

Do I Need To Give A Recorded Statement To The Other Party’s Insurance In A Slip And Fall Case?

Generally, an investigator or insurance company will try to get a recorded statement from the injured party immediately after the accident and typically prior to them retaining an attorney for the accident. They will be recording and utilizing the statement and any subsequent lawsuit that your brain in an effort to defend the case and you do not have to give a recorded statement if you don’t want to.

How Can Insurance Adjusters Use My Recorded Statement Against Me If I Am telling The Truth?

They may be attempting to interject facts and influence your recollection of the accident without you even knowing it I have seen this many times in my practice especially when an injured party is in the hospital or just trying to get over the injuries from the accident it is always best to wait until you have representation to give any kind of a statement in this type of case.

What Should I Say To An Insurance Adjuster After A slip And Fall Accident?

This would depend on the particulars of the individual case but again I would refrain from making any statement until you have time to really reflect on what happened in the accident and you can get a better feel for the occurrence and how the injuries happened.

Can I Win A Slip And Fall Lawsuit In New York If I Am Partial To Blame For My Injuries?

In New York the fact that the injured party was partially to blame for the accident occurring is not a bar to recovery this is called contributory negligence and it’s a factor in almost all cases but it is not a bar to recovery. In New York the fact that the injured party was partially to blame for the accident occurring is not a bar to recovery this is called contributory negligence and it’s a factor in almost all cases but it is not a bar to recovery

Can My Statement To The Property Owner After A Slip and Fall Be Used Against Me?

That statement can be used against you in a subsequent lawsuit there’s no changing what happened in the past but it would be something that I would have to deal with as an attorney in the case.

Do I Have To Give The Other Party’s Insurance Access To My Medical Records After A Slip And Fall?

You don’t have to give your medical records to anybody if you don’t want to I would recommend holding off until your treatment is complete but if you want the injuries evaluated by the adjuster or the defendant’s attorneys yes the medical records and authorizations for the medical records must be provided.

How Will Previous Injuries Or Medical Conditions Impact My Slip And Fall Claim?

A previous injury to the same area of the body will be a factor in a case where you subsequently heard that area again it is a factor in many cases but the key thing to be able to show is was a prior injury exacerbated by this accident or was it completely resolved prior to being injured in the accident at issue. A previous injury to the same area of the body will be a factor in a case where you subsequently heard that area again it is a factor in many cases but the key thing to be able to show is was a prior injury exacerbated by this accident or was it completely resolved prior to being injured in the accident at issue

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