Are you currently dealing with a personal injury lawsuit, but being contacted by the responsible person's insurance adjuster to answer questions? If so, you'll want to be very careful about what you say to them, because it could jeopardize your case. You may even be asked leading questions by the insurance adjuster to give the answers that they are looking for. Here are a few things you should never say with a pending injury case.
Do Not Answer Questions About How You're Feeling
It is very common for people to ask you how you are feeling when you are dealing with an injury, and the common response to say back is that you are doing good. The problem is that this can often be a thing that people say out of habit when it is not really true, because it is used more like a greeting than an actual inquiry of your health.
You do not want to give the impression that you are doing better than you actually are, or give the impression that you're doing better than you are. You may be asked leading questions, such as if you are feeling better than you were last week, or if you are engaged in more activities. These are questions that can have answers that are twisted to make it seem as if your injury is improving, when it really is not.
For example, you may be more active, but that doesn't mean that the injury has completely healed. You may be doing better mentally with dealing with anxiety or depression around your injury, but the physical injury itself is still bad.
Avoid giving answers to questions about the status of your injury in any way to prevent your answers from being used against you. You may want to consider having a personal injury lawyer present during any calls regarding your injuries.
Do Not Answer Questions About Your Treatment Schedule
Another tactic used by an insurance adjuster is to dig into your treatment schedule and find out if you are going to all appointments. They may ask leading questions, such as if you have missed any appointments, or even asking about what your doctor has said you should be doing at home and if you are following their directions.
The insurance adjuster is looking for some sort of evidence that you have not been going to the doctor and following their orders, which can be treated as a sign that you are doing better and have not needed to seek medical treatment. Do not give any information about your personal treatment, because you do not know how it will be used against you.