If you have been injured in an automobile accident, and have filed a claim, there is a good chance that the insurance company is spying on you. They are looking for anything that can be used to convince a jury that your injuries are not as serious as you say they are. And they will gladly take images, video and comments you’ve made out of context to undermine your claim and make you look dishonest. They also look for anything that implies you may have been to blame for your accident. For the most part, the insurance company can spy on you legally, but there are limits and there are steps you should take to protect yourself. Our Las Vegas car accident attorneys can help.
Private Investigators, Social Media and More
Social media posts, texts and emails can all be used against you. Social media is the first and easiest source insurance companies turn to when looking for evidence to use against you. This includes anything you post about the accident itself, your injuries, and seemingly unrelated posts. If you enjoyed spending time with your family last weekend, don’t post about it. That can be used as evidence that your injuries have not affected your quality of life.
In some cases, insurance companies will go farther and hire a private investigator to observe your activities and take photos or videos. If your doctor has instructed you not to lift more than five pounds and you are photographed or filmed carrying in bags of groceries, that can be used against you. In some cases, investigators will even talk to your neighbors, friends and family.
If you suspect that the insurance company is spying on you after a Las Vegas car accident, Adam Smith Law can help. Call Adam Smith Law today at 702-929-2289 or email us to schedule your free consultation.