I reported an injury to flight personnel and now someone from the airline company wants me to give a statement. Should I do so?

Be careful about giving statements about your plane accident-related injuries, especially when you are asked to give a written or recorded statement. The airline company may use assertions and omissions from these statements against you in the event you file a lawsuit based on your injuries. If you decide you wish to make a statement, make certain it is a complete as possible and ask to review your statement before signing or approving it. Avoid making statements suggesting that you were responsible for contributing to your injuries. For example, avoid saying something like, “I knew I should’ve looked to see where the flight attendant was with the drink cart before I entered the aisle, but I really needed to get something from my luggage and didn’t do so.”

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