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Gilbert Adams Law Offices Since 1930
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Are you required to and should you give a recorded statement to the insurance company?

The short answer is no and no. You are not required to give a statement to the other driver’s insurance company, period. Further, we generally recommend that you do not, especially where there was a police investigation report. The insurance adjusters know what they are doing, what to ask you and how to ask it which could come back to harm your case at a later time. There can be exceptions, and in some circumstances, if your insurance carrier requests a statement, you are sometimes required to give it as part of your “duty to cooperate” with your own insurance company.

If you were injured or suffered property damage in a collision, you might be wondering exactly how an attorney can help you — or whether it’s a good idea to try to deal with the insurance company by representing yourself. Much depends on the specific issues, but a lawyer can help you with the following:

  • obtaining a rental car;
  • ensuring you have the necessary and recommended medical care;
  • obtain evidence regarding the collision so that a reconstruction of the accident can be performed;
  • work with you doctors to make sure they provided the medical information necessary to prove the damages you have sustained consistent with the law;
  • communicate with the other driver’s insurance company;
  • organize and present the evidence in order to prove liability and damages
  • negotiate with lien holders on your claim (such as health, disability, or workers’ compensation insurers) to potentially reduce the amount of those liens,
  • and negotiate a reasonable settlement with the insurance company or defense attorney.

Since 1930 – more than 85 years – Gilbert Adams Law Offices has successfully represented thousands of individuals injured and harmed in car wrecks. We do not charge you any money unless we make a recovery on your behalf. No fee is charged on the property damage settlement regarding the damage to your vehicle.

Do you have questions about an important legal matter, wondering whether you have a claim or what your rights are, and what to do next to seek justice and protect your interests? Call our office at 409-835-3000 or fill out the form below to schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable, experienced and dedicated Texas attorney.

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