So, you want to know if insurance companies are reviewing your Facebook
or Twitter feed to see if you are chatting or sharing photos about your
personal injury claim, your current injury or financial status? The quick
and easy answer is – YES! Since most anything can be found online,
social media outlets like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, LinkedIn,
comments on a personal blog or in online forums can answer a lot of questions
or raise new ones for insurance companies investigating your claim. An
easy Google search can even offer a supporting different view on your
lifestyle as it relates to your injury.
Some insurance companies have pulled together a team of investigators who
use social media to learn more about you. They do this by collecting a
social media report and sharing it with claim adjusters and attorneys.
These special insurance investigators want answers to these questions:
When the online investigation team has found information or photos that
conflict with a personal injury claim, it is likely that the results will
impact your settlement claim.
HOW TO PROTECT YOUR ONLINE PRIVACY AND YOUR CLAIM
An insurance company could use anything you post on a social feed in an
investigation. So if you are in review of a personal injury claim just
don’t post photos or engage in claim conversation on social media.
Any photo or post authored by you could be viewed incorrectly and send
a message that 1) you are in a better financial situation than portrayed
or 2) your injury is not as bad as you stated in your claim.
Follow these tips from Wagner Reese to avoid your personal injury case
Be sure to know how your information is being used by social media platforms
and inform your lawyers of any questions you have about using social media
at this time.
Don’t let the insurance company avoid paying you the compensation
you deserve because of a misguided social media post. Entrust your Indiana
personal injury case to a team of experienced lawyers who will help you
fight against insurance companies, and receive the maximum amount of compensation
you deserve. Call the law firm of Wagner Reese today at (888) 204-8440for your FREE consultation!