One of the most important things we pass on to our customers is that you can’t trust insurance companies. Your insurance agent, actuary and adjuster can all be nice people. However, they represent insurance companies and do not represent you. Insurance companies hate paying claims because they cut into their profit margins. So they will do everything they can to avoid paying. This includes many dirty tricks from dodging your phone calls to using your own words against you to lie to you about your rights. Sometimes he even understands hire a private detective.
Why do insurance companies hire a private investigator?
One of the main ways insurance companies avoid paying is by claiming that you are exaggerating or even lying about your injuries. It works frequently because there are scammers. So they describe you as such and sometimes the courts believe them. One surprisingly common way to do this is to hire a private investigator. A private detective will try to dig up dirt on you to discredit you. They will also try to find “evidence” that you are not injured.
What do private investigators do for insurance companies?
Private detectives are hired to help dig up anything that can be used against you. They will use the most innocuous things against you. For example, let’s say you have a foot injury from a car accident that leaves you on crutches. They will scour your social media and find pictures of you standing without crutches. They will then give them to the insurance company as “proof” that you are not injured. When in fact, you may have just put your crutches aside for the photo and you have a very serious foot injury.
Signs that you are being followed by a private investigator
If a private investigator is following you, it’s a sign that insurance companies are trying to play dirty tricks on you to avoid paying you. Thus, it is important that after an accident, you remain vigilant. Here are some signs that you are being followed by a private investigator:
● You noticed a strange vehicle outside your home or workplace
● You saw the same stranger over and over again
● You receive random friend requests on social media or notice your views increasing
● You receive calls from people who tell you that someone has asked about you
It is legal for insurance companies to hire private investigators. However, there are things that private investigators are not legally allowed to do in Florida. If you think you are being followed by a private investigator, tell your lawyer. Your attorney will investigate if you are being followed. If so, they will advise you on what to do. They will also protect you from any illicit or illegal activity.
How to protect yourself from private detectives
The most important thing you can do is talk to your lawyer. However, there are some things you can do if you are being tracked. First, make all your social networks private after an accident. If you feel comfortable, disable it until you have closed your claim. If the investigator can’t see your social media, they can’t use it against you. Second, be very aware of your actions when you are outside your home. Just know that they will use whatever they can against you. Finally, follow your lawyer’s advice on what to do. They will work to end the surveillance and protect you from harassment.
Private investigators are often hired to help insurance companies avoid paying claims. This is just one of many tricks they will try to pull off. The best way to protect yourself is to contact the experienced attorneys at Justice Pays, Goldman, Babbani, Fernandez and Walsh. We will protect your rights and fight to get you full and fair compensation for your injuries. Call us at 1-833-954-1234 or contact us on our website. We are here to protect you.
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