Can an insurer spy on my Facebook account to hurt my Texas car accident claim?
Insurance companies have caught on to the trend of over-sharing made popular by social media and social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, and others that have begun to crop up in the past few years.
In some cases, insurance companies have even submitted subpoenas and requests to pull the contact information of a claimant’s Facebook friends (although to date, those requests have been largely denied, they do indicate the dangerously invasive trend that insurance providers are pursuing in an attempt to deny claims).
If you’re involved in a car accident, your claim could be jeopardized by something you post on Facebook or any other social networking website. In some cases, one photo of a claimant – even someone who has already been awarded benefits – relaxing on a beach, having a good time on a social outing with friends, or doing anything that looks like it might belie or disprove the veracity of an injury claim could result in denied benefits, or even benefit payments being cancelled.
Speak with a Texas car accident claim attorney who will help you protect your privacy and your claim for the duration of your case’s arbitration. Just because your insurance company is on Facebook, looking for information against you, that doesn’t mean that you have to hand it over to them by playing fast and loose with your privacy.
Insurance Company Watching Your Facebook? Call a Texas Car Accident Claim Attorney
When you have experienced legal representation on your side in a Texas car accident claim, you can rest assured that your attorney will fight for all compensation to which you may be entitled, including past, current and future medical expenses; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits. To an insurance company, Facebook is just another way to get evidence against you, so speak with your attorney about protecting your privacy online.
While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury claims and settlement attorney at the Houston personal injury law offices of The Kahn Law Firm advocating for your rights. Contact us today – 1-713-226-9900 or toll free 1-844-301-KAHN.