Even if you have a solid case against the negligent business or property owner who caused your premises liability accident, their insurance company could deny your claim or try to pay you less compensation than you deserve for your injuries. One tactic they may employ is to engage in surveillance tactics while your claim is being resolved. You need to understand how they could spy on you and what you can do to protect yourself.
What Surveillance Tactics Could the Insurance Company Use When You File Your Claim?
The first way you can protect yourself is to understand the ways the insurance company may be spying on you and why they are employing these tactics. The purpose of their surveillance would be to catch you saying something that indicates you were at fault in causing your premises liability accident. They might also be looking for proof that your injuries were not that serious or trying to catch you doing something you should not be able to do given your injuries. Common ways they could spy on you include:
- A private detective could conduct a stakeout, record you, or follow you.
- Your social media posts might be searched by the insurance adjuster or the insurance company’s attorney multiple times while your claim is pending.
- The insurance company may interview neighbors, coworkers, family members, or friends.
Five Steps to Take to Protect Yourself Against Surveillance by the Insurance Company
The insurance company could spy on you at any time while your claim is being settled. You need to be mindful of this at all times. Here are steps you can take to avoid them digging up information they can use against you:
- Follow your doctor’s advice. You should go to all your appointments and follow your physician’s advice on your treatment and the activities you can perform. You will recover faster and avoid giving the insurance company ammunition to argue that your injuries are less serious than you claim.
- Limit posting on social media. Ideally, you should not post at all on social media until your claim is resolved. If you continue posting on Facebook, Twitter, TikTok, or other sites, do not discuss your premises liability accident or your injuries.
- Ask friends and family not to post about you. The insurance company could also search your friends’ and family’s social media sites. Ask them not to post about you or to tag you in any pictures.
- Decline interviews. You should not agree to give the insurance company an interview or recorded statement. Ask your family, friends, and coworkers to refuse to be interviewed too.
- Hire a lawyer. A knowledgeable lawyer can advise you on additional steps you can take to protect yourself, collect the evidence you need to win your case, and negotiate your settlement with the insurance company.
Are you worried that the insurance company is spying on you? The best way to protect against their surveillance tactics and obtain all the compensation you deserve for your injuries is to hire an experienced premises liability attorney. To learn more about your rights and how we can assist you, call our office at 877-960-3441 or contact us online to schedule your free case evaluation today.