Mistake 1 – Giving a Statement Without Representation | Spring Hill Long Term Disability Lawyer

The long-term disability/ERISA carrier has asked for you to give a statement. What are you going to do?

First, as previously recommended, you really do need to retain an experienced long-term disability/ERISA attorney like Nancy Cavey.

They want to take your statement for the sole purpose of catching you in a trap that they are building for the purpose of terminating your benefits or forcing you to sell your case cheaply.

Most likely, they already have surveillance film on you. They want to try to catch you by having you say that you can engage in activity that is different than what they have filmed you doing.

After the adjuster takes your statement, they will spring the surveillance film on you.

Mistake 1 is giving your statement without being represented. You need to be prepared for this statement. That will involve reviewing all of your medical records so that you know what the doctors have recorded about your complaints, and what doctors have said about your physical abilities.  It will also involve a review of the Activities of Daily Living forms that you’ve completed.

We have a video that we have our clients watch about statement preparation, so that you understand the process, what you’re going to be asked, and how to properly and actually answer the questions you’ll be asked.

Nancy Cavey also requires that any statement be done in a neutral place and that it be videotaped. I’ve seen too many summaries by insurance company investigators that were self serving and completely inaccurate.  It’s hard to challenge the accuracy of a summary if you don’t have a contemporaneous videotape of what occurred.

Don’t make mistake 1- Giving a Statement without Representation!

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