Certainly, anything you say in a recorded statement can impact your case and may ultimately come back to haunt you later down the road. For example, let’s say that the agent contacted you immediately after the accident and wanted you to make a statement the day after the accident.
Let’s say the agent asked you if you were injured in the accident, and you told them, “Yes, I was injured, but I’m not too badly injured. I feel kind of okay right now.” But it turns out, several days later you’re in much more pain and you realize that your injuries are much more significant. If you make a claim later down the road for those injuries that you realized were much more significant several days after the accident, then the statement that you made the day after the accident that your injuries were not too significant, can have a major impact on how they evaluate your case.
For these reasons, we recommend that you have an attorney to either sit with you or advise you on your rights before providing a recorded statement.