In general, the answer to this question is that you should never give a recorded statement to the insurance company in an Illinois slip and fall accident.
These kinds of cases have many hidden pitfalls which ordinary consumers are unaware of, but adjusters certainly know all about. If you give a recorded statement, the insurance adjuster will be probing statement for areas which can result in the dismissal of your case if the case goes to court or can serve as a basis for denying your claim. In short, the adjuster is going to be playing different angles you are unaware of, which makes giving a recorded statement a very risky proposition.As an experienced Illinois slip and fall injury lawyer, I almost never allow my clients to give a recorded statement to an insurance adjuster. In the last five years, I have done so only one time, and I prepared the client for almost two hours before the five minute statement.
Often, the insurance company has already denied your claim.
Unfortunately, the more common scenario for our practice is that the client hires us after having already given a recorded statement about their slip and fall accident to the insurance company and the insurance company has denied the claim. This leaves us playing “catch-up” as the insurance company starts the case with information about our client which we do not have.If you have been injured in a slip and fall accident, please contact our Illinois slip and fall injury lawyers for a free consultation before giving a recorded statement to the insurance company.