There is no constitutional right against self-incrimination that protects you when you speak to an insurance adjuster about your Virginia truck accident. What you say can, and most likely will, be used against you in settlement negotiations or in a civil trial. 

Don’t Say These Things

Accordingly, it is important not to say:

  • Any sentence that starts with “I think.” You do not have to give your theory of the case to the insurance adjuster.
  • I’m sorry. An apology may be interpreted as an admission of guilt.
  • I’m not sure. This may cause the insurance company to doubt your memory or recollection of the accident.
  • I didn’t even see the truck. This may be taken as evidence that you were distracted at the time of the crash.
  • Ok, I agree to the settlement. While ultimately you may say this to an insurance adjuster it is important not to say this until you have reviewed the proposed settlement with a Virginia truck accident lawyer and you are confident that you want to be bound by the settlement terms.

Of course, you also want to avoid saying anything that is untrue or that you feel the insurance adjuster is pressuring you to say.

Call a Fort Royal Truck Accident Lawyer for More Information

Insurance adjusters may call you frequently following a tractor-trailer crash. For more information about what to say, and what not to say, please call an experienced Fort Royal truck accident attorney. Our lawyers can be reached via this website or by calling (540) 636-7100 or (888) 534-5346.

Andrew Thomas
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