Do I have to give a recorded statement to the insurance company in a Florida auto accident case?
A recorded statement is oftentimes requested by a person’s own insurance company. A person’s own insurance company may, as part of the policy, want a recorded statement, meaning that it is tape-recorded by the insurance adjuster about the facts of the accident, the injuries of the accident and the medical treatment that the individual is getting. Oftentimes, you want your attorney with you, and you should have an attorney with you. Whether you have to give a recorded statement depends on who is asking for the recorded statement. If it’s the at-fault driver’s insurance adjuster, oftentimes no. You don’t have to give a recorded statement. However, if it’s your own insurance company asking for it, for example in terms of the Personal Injury Protection or PIP, then oftentimes, yes, you do have to cooperate with them.