Insurance companies don’t usually follow or spy on claimants. But, if they face the risk of paying out a large settlement to someone injured, it is a tactic that they will utilize to gather evidence against the person and cast doubt on the legitimacy of their claim.
If you have been injured and have already filed a claim against the insurance company, then here’s what you need to know about protecting your rights against potential investigators.
While insurance companies or the private investigators they hire cannot engage in any illegal practices, they can and regularly do use legal tactics to spy on claimants. Some of these common surveillance tactics may include:
What insurance companies or investigators cannot do is engage in any illegal practices that would violate your rights to privacy. For instance, it is illegal for them to:
If you tell the truth about your injury claim, then it may not matter what one photo or video shows. For instance, don’t say that you are unable to get out of bed because of your back injuries. This way, if you are photographed out shopping or working out, the surveillance against you won’t matter.
We know that dealing with insurance companies is often a tricky situation to navigate, especially if they are trying to deny or devalue your claim. At Fowler Helsel Vogt, our Fresno injury attorneys are dedicated to helping those injured obtain maximum compensation for what they have been through. You can rest easy knowing our team has your back through it all.
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