Your Personal Injury Claim: What is an Examination Under Oath?
If you have been involved in an automobile or motorcycle crash in Florida, your insurance company may contact you shortly thereafter and request you to give an Examination Under Oath (EUO). An EUO is where you give a recorded statement, under oath, describing your account of the accident to your insurance company (and possibly to the defendant’s insurance company). You may also be asked to answer questions about your insurance coverage and medical treatment.
If it is requested that you give an EUO, you must respond to it and attend the meeting. Failure to comply may result in your insurance claim for benefits being denied or questioned.
Although you must give an EUO if your insurance company requests one, you don’t have to go to it alone. Many victims of personal injury accidents find it beneficial to hire an attorney and have them attend the examination with them. This is because a personal injury attorney can help you go over the specifics of your case and make you feel more prepared to answer questions completely and competently.
Remember: insurance companies can and use the information they obtain in an Examination Under Oath, and you may not be able to correct or expand upon what you said in the recording at a later date. If you have been injured in an accident and have been requested to give an EUO, contact a personal injury attorney who can help.
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