The insurance company is asking for a recorded statement. Should I give one?

No! Despite what an insurance adjuster may tell you, you aren’t required to give a statement. Even if the insurance company sends you letters threatening to “close their file” without your statement, you shouldn’t give a statement.

Adjusters are trained to conduct interviews and to secure testimony that makes it less likely for their party to be blamed. If you give a recorded statement, it can be used as future evidence in a lawsuit.

National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives
United States District Court of Northern and Western Districts
Broome County Bar Association