If you are injured in an accident, you will need to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company for compensation. But this is not an easy process because insurance carriers will take any steps possible to avoid making payment on your claim. And in some cases, the insurer may even decide to perform surveillance on you to validate the extent of your claims. This is exactly why it is important to contact an Irvine personal injury attorney to best handle your claim.
Insurance companies are permitted under the law to engage in limited surveillance. Their private investigators can take still photographs of you anytime you are in a public setting. This includes common activities, such as going out to eat, going for a walk in a park or on public roadways or going to a show. This also means that you can be taped when you are at work, if your job is the type that caters to the public or is in the public arena.
However, good surveillance is fairly expensive. So, the insurance company generally will not spend the money to hire a private investigator to do surveillance unless your Irvine personal injury attorney is seeking significant damages in your personal injury claim. But if the insurance company does hire a private investigator, you can be sure that they will use every piece of information gathered to disprove your case and avoid paying on your claim.
You don’t need to worry about insurance surveillance unless you are faking your injury or its severity. On the other hand, if you suspect that the insurance company is conducting surveillance, you should let us know as soon as possible so that we can properly handle the situation.
We Can Help
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At the Law Offices of Samer Habbas, our legal team is dedicated to getting you the maximum compensation you and your family deserve for the injuries you have suffered.
To schedule a free consultation with Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas, please call (888) 848-5084 today.
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