How to prepare for your recorded statement.

Preparing for the Recorded Statement - Here are simple things you can do to prepare yourself to give a statement to the insurance company. In order to be prepared you will need to do these things days before you give the statement. The goal for you should be to know the facts about how the accident happened, where it happened, when it happened (date/time), weather conditions and to be able to describe how you were injured.
To be really effective you should understand the legal theories for recovery; although without an attorney to advise you I have no idea how you can learn legal theories of recovery on your own. Attorney Steve Lombardi
There is no way for this blog to cover all aspects of your individual cases because there are too many ways people become injured. They may include auto accidents, motorcycles, ATV's, scooters, slip/falls, trip/falls, semi-truck collisions, work site accidents, construction sites, factories, machine operators and many other situations.
Many cases are won or lost while giving a recorded statement, simply because the claimant doesn't understand the law and the insurance adjuster does. The adjusters job is to save his company money which means either being able to deny or reduce your claim for payment. Attorney, Steve Lombardi
If we can help you with your personal injury case in Iowa give attorneys Steve Lombardi and Katrina Schaefer a call to discuss your case. We take on all kinds of personal injury work in Iowa and have represented clients from all over the United States, South America and Canada. We invite you to let us review your case. 
For this one let us assume it is a car or truck accident. Here is what you should be reviewing a few days before you give a recorded statement.
  1. Police or Accident Report
  2. Photographs of the accident scene or visit the accident scene
  3. Review all measurements of the skid marks
  4. Review the damage repair estimate to fix your car, truck or motorcycle
  5. Visit the scene
  6. Check the speed limit and traffic control devices (stop signs, traffic lights, etc.) on the road/accident report
  7. Review the liability aspects of your case by thinking about who was at fault and why they should be assigned fault
  8. Review the damage aspects of your case/ list of medical service providers - Know how you were injured.
  9. Review possible questions with your attorney, if you have one, or consider the rules of the road as to why the other guy caused the accident and why you didn't.
  10. Review the 8 Simple Rules on my website

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I'm laughing because you were the toughest client I ever represented and you even followed the rules! Which is saying a lot... hahaha
by Steve Lombardi August 9, 2013 at 08:28 AM
SIMPLE, my fanny. Answering Only The Question Asked Is Really Difficult.
by MoFitz August 9, 2013 at 08:19 AM
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