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Facebook Privacy Settings and Insurance on Social Media Sites in Texas

Posted by John J. Kahn, Jr. | Feb 14, 2012 | 0 Comments

It's no secret that companies that provide auto insurance are now on social media sites, scanning and digging for any information they can find on injury claimants. After a car accident, your insurance attorney in Houston may advise you to deactivate and wholly discontinue the use of your social media profiles – and for good reason. Your privacy settings may not be enough.  

Privacy settings may delay investigators from accessing your information, but they are not a surefire way to prevent them from leafing through your private data. In Facebook's privacy policy, for instance, there is a clause that stipulates that if Facebook receives a court subpoena, they may release the data, provided that they (meaning Facebook) determine that the data is being sought for a good cause. 

The determination as to whether or not to release the information is entirely up to Facebook – not you, not your attorney, not the courts, not the defendant or the defendant's insurance provider. 

So while you may think that you are safeguarding your private data by electing stringent privacy settings on your social media profiles, read over the service provider's terms of service and privacy policies carefully. 

To learn more about how to protect your claim, reach out to a lawyer in Houston who has handled cases like yours before and will counsel you on how to protect the validity of your claim and get the personal injury compensation you deserve. 

Contact an Insurance Attorney in Houston

When you have experienced legal representation on your side, 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 after a car accident; pain and suffering; lost earnings or earning potential; or wrongful death benefits. Speak with a lawyer from our Houston office to learn more about how to protect your claim and private information from the prying eyes of companies that provide insurance. Social media sites can lead to trouble if you're not careful.

While you focus on your recovery and emotional wellbeing, you should have a personal injury compensation 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.

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