Maywood, IL asked in Insurance Defense for Illinois

Q: Should I give my insurance a recorded statement?

My insurance is asking for a recorded statement. They already paid my claim + my car was fixed. They say they need the recorded statement to get my deductible back for me. I've already given a written statement. Should I give a recorded statement? I was always told not to do this in the past as it can and will be used against me.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An Illinois attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. Insurance policies generally require cooperation from policyholders in the event of an accident. This can mean making vehicles available for inspection, making oneself available for physician examinations, cooperating with requests for statements, etc. Failure to do so could sometimes result in denial of claims. These are generalities - an Illinois attorney could offer the most meaningful guidance. Good luck

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