VIDEO TRANSCRIPT: Hi, I’m attorney Heather Baker Dobbs. Often people are confused about who they should talk to after an accident or incident. It is important to use caution in discussing any accident or incident you’ve been involved in until you’re represented by an attorney. Don’t give any statements, written, recorded or oral to anyone about the accident other than your lawyer, your insurance company or the police. Don’t talk to a representative of another insurance company without the knowledge of your attorney. If called by the other insurance company, be polite but ask them to call your attorney to arrange an interview. Also, tell your lawyer or your insurance company about the call. Although you should tell your insurance company that the accident occurred and give the insurance company factual information regarding the date and time of the accident, its location, and the names and addresses of all other persons involved in the accident. It is usually best to consult a lawyer before you tell the representative how and why the accident happened or discuss issues concerning fault. The general rule is that you should not give a recorded statement about the accident to anyone including your own insurance company without first discussing this with your lawyer. Lastly, do not make any incorrect statements about prior injuries or accidents to any doctor who treats or examines you. If you don’t remember prior accidents or injuries just say so. Call or email us today for a free consultation on your case. Our phone number is (310) 536-1000 or please visit our website at