Personal injury claims are always evaluated closely by the respondent insurance company, and especially when they think they may be able to deny a claim based on certain information supporting their defense. And that information can come in a variety of ways. Many insurance companies regularly hire private investigators to conduct background checks on claimants along with having their personal records checked out, such as place of residence and prior court records. These can include other injury claims or lawsuits in which the claimant was involved regardless of whether the case went court or was settled beforehand. Attorney Bryan Boyack at Boyack Law Group understands the extent that insurance companies will go to in avoiding payment or reducing the value of a personal injury claim, and he always advises that being cautious is vital to being compensated fairly when injured.
Social Media Commentary
Respondent insurance companies always want to reduce the value of any personal injury claim, even when it is obvious, they will be required to provide benefits. They typically begin by claiming comparative negligence when they think they have a confession, including confessions of fault gleaned from a social media post. Additionally, comments that an injury is not as serious as filed can be used as well.
Social Media Photos
Pictures and videos can also be problematic when they are posted to social media accounts because they can be evidence to a counter claim of injury seriousness. Even claiming you cannot walk due to an injury can be contested when there is video evidence to the contrary. This can make it very difficult for your Las Vegas injury attorneys when a case is forced to court for an evaluation of all defending evidence.
Attorney Bryan Boyack of Boyack Law Group Las Vegas injury attorneys always advises clients that it is important to remember social media posts are actually publications that may be accessed when the right privacy settings are not used on social media accounts. Be careful, because someone may be watching.
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