How to Protect Yourself from the Insurance Companies Video Recording You?October 21st, 2020
By Omid Rejali, Esq.
Insurance companies will go to great lengths to distract juries from your injuries. Another trick that they have in their arsenal of tricks is to video record you during a variety of activities to show that you are not as hurt as you claim to be.
Although, this can be an effective way to try and distract from your injuries, there are ways to overcome it.
Be aware that during the pendency of your case, you can very well be under surveillance. Insurance companies hire their private investigators and these people will be sitting outside your home, outside of your work and also will be following you to grocery stores and the gym to show that you are able to do everything as a normally healthy person would.
Here are common places that I have found they usually do this:
At your house (here they are trying to video record you doing chores around the house such as gardening, washing the car. etc.)
At your place of work. Depending on the type of injury you are claiming they would be following you to work to see how you are using the body part that you are claiming injury to.
At the gym. They love this one, because it allows them to argue that there is nothing wrong with you if you are working out. (of course we know that is not the case an overwhelming majority of time, because even if we have been injured, we still need to workout).
During the time that you appear at your attorney's office for a deposition. Either the day before or the day of.
During the time that you are going to see the doctors the insurance companies have hired to minimize your claim.
The first thing is to be aware that this can happen. You also want to make sure you share any suspicious activity with your attorney so that he or she can obtain these videos in advance of your trial.
These are some of the examples I have seen where the insurance companies hired private investigators to be following you around. There is no way to stop them from doing this while you are out in the public. But it's good to be aware.
I hope this blog helps you.
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