The insurance adjuster is asking me to sign forms and to give a recorded statement. Should I do these things?
There is no law that requires you to sign medical authorizations or give recorded statements to an adverse insurance adjuster. If the adjuster is working for another person involved in your accident, the owner of dangerous property, or the manufacturer of a dangerous product, you do not need to sign anything or give any statements without the benefit of legal advice.
You should never sign overbroad medical authorizations that allow an insurance company to search through your entire medical history and you should not give a recorded statement outside of the presence of your attorney. We can protect you from overbroad authorizations or objectionable questions.
A different rule applies with respect to your insurance companys adjuster. Your insurance policy requires that you cooperate. However, you do not need to sign overbroad authorizations or answer improper questions in a recorded statement with your insurance company. We can protect you from overbroad authorizations or objectionable questions from your insurance company, as well.
If you have an insurance adjuster that is asking you to sign forms and give a recorded statement call the Law Offices of Donald S. Sjaarda at 714-963-8216 for prompt attention to your case.