Amica Insurance has a method of trying to get a pseudo recorded statement from accident victims who have refused to give recorded statements. The tactic? Amica Insurance’s property damage adjuster will refuse to make a payment for the total loss of their vehicle or for the repairs unless the victim agrees to a recorded statement.
As far as bullying tactics go, Amica’s strategy is a pretty good one. Even accident victims who know the perils of recorded statements are eager to settle their property damage claims and Amica uses this as leverage. Unrepresented victims and clients with weak-willed lawyers rollover and then Amica has a signed statement to use in cross-examining the plaintiff at trial.
Maryland car accident lawyers encountering this problem simply need to immediately file a lawsuit. I’ll bet Amica will back down.