Columbus, Ohio. According to David A. Bressman, a personal injury lawyer who limits his practice exclusively those injured in car accidents, insurance companies use many standard arguments when trying to minimize payment to injury victims. Here is #3 in this ongoing series
Using Your Perceptions/Recollections Against You
•You didn't notice the at-fault driver until impact or immediately before impact and therefore were not paying attention.
•Your recollection of time of day, accident timing, speeds, and distances are grossly inaccurate and indicate inattentiveness or incompetence in driving and at the very least diminishes your credibility. [WHICH IS WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER GIVE A RECORDED STATEMENT WITHOUT YOUR LAWYER PRESENT]
•You exaggerate the at-fault driver's speed and other facts surrounding the accident which
diminishes your credibility and makes you an unreliable or unbelievable witness.
•You have difficulty describing events surrounding the accident in detail