If you have lost a loved one or family member due to someone else’s negligence, giving a wrongful death recorded statement to an insurance company is not a good idea. This is mainly because insurance companies never want to pay out large settlements and will use anything you say against you later in the case. It is recommended that you first consult with an experienced wrongful death attorney to guide you through the insurance investigation process before making any sort of recorded statement.
Wrongful Death Recorded Statement | Speaking to Insurance
If you’re here, chances are someone you care about was killed in an accident of some sort in New York, and you wonder, “Is it okay to talk to the insurance company that insured the individual or entity that caused the accident?” What you want to do is seek competent council. The insurance company will ask you questions that could get in the way of the prosecution of the claim down the road. Our recommendation is that you seek competent council to answer any questions that you may have before getting on the phone with the insurance carrier.
Wrongful Death Recorded Statement | Choosing an Attorney
You want an attorney that you feel comfortable with. You want to sit down with the attorney and ask the attorney questions. You want to find out if that attorney has handled the type of case that you have.
You also want to look at the size of the firm. Is it a big firm? Is it a mid-sized firm? You want to make sure that you’ll have access to the attorney. A lot of times, a firm will assign a paralegal or a legal assistant to a particular client and when the client calls, the client doesn’t speak with the attorney, but the client speaks with a paralegal. You want to make sure that the firm that you retain is a firm that’s going to give you access to the attorney handling your case.
If you need to sit down with an experienced attorney to determine how you are going to file a wrongful death claim and handle the ensuing insurance investigation, please contact our office today for a free consultation. Brian Elbaum is here to help you through this utmost difficult time.