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Passenger Statement in Auto accident
Recently I was involved in a head-on collision. I was a passenger in the back seat. My driver, the front seat passenger, and I were taken to the hospital for injuries. The police report found the other driver caused the accident and fled the scene. I have been treated for my injuries and am resting at home.
A friend of mine told me that I will have to make statement (or rather, the Insurance adjuster will try get a statement out of me). They say this is not good, because it can be used against me or the other involved in the accident. The other passenger and driver have been to a lawyer. I am not totally against or for that. I have not spoken to either a lawyer or given a statement to anyone.
What kind of statement should (if I need to) make. I was not at fault. My injuries are minor, and I don't plan on missing anymore work (I kinda like my job). My friend is suggesting that I go to a lawyer. I just want to heal and return to my life.
Please see our section on recorded statements here:
As stated there, you are not obligated to give a “recorded” statement. You could give an statement, but does not need to be recorded.
You can give a verbal statement, and that is sufficient.
As always, it is very important that you talk with a local attorney!
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