One of the common tactics used by liability insurance carriers is to demand
that an injured person provide them with a recorded statement. These are
usually taken by telephone shortly after an injury has occurred.
There is no requirement in South Carolina that an injured person must
provide such a statement in order to recover for their injury. Frequently
the insurance company representative will pressure people shortly after
an accident to provide these statements, regardless of it is a convenient
time or what the other circumstances are.
Just like on police TV shows "everything you say can and may be used
against you." When someone has been victimized by the negligence
or fault of an individual or corporation it is not the injured person
who should be challenged, but rather the party responsibility for their damages.
If you have been injured and feel uncomfortable about being pressured
to provided a recorded statement that is a good sign that you may benefit
from consulting with an injury law attorney.