The Tri-State’s TRUSTED news source.

Click here to stay informed and subscribe to Herald-Dispatch.

Click #isupportlocal for more information on supporting our local journalists.

Learn more about HD Media

The simplest answer is: It Depends. If it is your own insurance company, then yes, you probably should talk to them because you have a duty under your policy to cooperate with your insurer and they have a duty to be fair with you. However, if it is the other party’s insurance company, you should be more careful since they do not have a duty to you. In either case, you should always consult an attorney before giving a statement, since any statement you give could have unforeseen effects on your legal rights in the future.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.

Recommended for you