At the Anderson Law Firm, we have had several of our clients get spied on by the insurance company. This mostly happens when an insurance company brings in an investigator in situations where a client is pursuing a workers' compensation claim simultaneously to pursuing an injury claim. Our experience in Fort Worth personal injury law tells us that workers' comp insurance carriers are far more likely to spy on our clients. They will send out sneaky investigators who will film our clients conducting their normal every day activities… We have even had films of our clients eating at What-A-Burger! To this day I cannot possibly understand what such a film is hoping to show.
On one occasion, the legal team for the insurance company produced a film of one of my clients pushing her daughter on a swing set. Needless to say, our client was quite disturbed to know that somebody was watching her family, but that is level to which insurance companies will stoop. Their alleged purpose of filming such activities is to show that our clients they are not as hurt as they claim to be.
But the insurance company doesn't just camp outside your house and wait for you to come out. In today's digital age they are spying on your social media accounts. Facebook and twitter are often used as a means to destroy your personal injury case and there are many reasons why injury claimants be careful with social media sites.
An injury victim should always be aware of what they were doing and make sure that they are conducting themselves consistently with what they are telling their lawyer and their doctors – and, of course, with what their doctors tell them!
Medical records note an injury victim's limitations, so it is important that the injury victim always follows their doctor's advice. An injury victim should always be honest about their limitations. You can read more about the why the insurance company watches you on my Web site.
Finally, if you think the insurance company is watching you, or if you've been injured in an accident, call my law firm at 817-294-1900. Our lawyers are skilled at taking on the insurance company and can get you the medical treatment and compensation you deserve.