If I was in a car accident, should I give a statement to the adjuster or is the police report sufficient?

The other driver ran a stop sign and T-boned me. I was not injured however my car was not drivable. The driver hit me and kept going.

Asked on February 12, 2015 under Accident Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Yes, you should give a statement to the adjuster, since the more information you can provide, the more you will help him make a recommendation as to waht you should receive. The police report is helpful, but it may not have everything the adjuster needs, since the police report is focused on possible criminal liability, not on determining insurance pay-outs.


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