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Can Insurance Companies Use Private Investigators to Deny Your Auto Accident Claim?

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    If you’ve ever been in a car accident, you might be wondering if car insurance companies can use private investigators to deny your claims. That’s the question we have the answer to today. If you are injured in an accident and you begin the process of filing a third-party claim with the at fault party’s liability insurance company, then you should know the liable insurance companies are always looking for any way to deny or devalue your claim. All they need is one excuse to attack your credibility and the credibility of your claim.

    And yes, one way they might look for excuses is by hiring a private investigator to follow you around and see if you do anything that could be used against you. This could be as simple as, you say that you have an injury and your insurance adjuster and the company have decided that all this injury means they can do this, regardless of what a doctor is, and they might use you living your daily life as proof that oh no, you didn’t get injured.

    However there are legal limitations on what those hired sleuths can do. There are steps that you can take to help protect the value of your claim whether you are being watched by a private investigator or not.

    Reach out to a car accident lawyer, such as the ones available at Wieand Law Firm LLC to learn more about your rights and legal options following an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence.

    The purpose of a private investigator following an injured victim around is to try and gather evidence to prove the person did not suffer the damages that they claim the dead. Private investigators are extremely knowledgeable in remaining out of sight and to collect as much information on their subjects as possible, this means that injury victims may not know they’re being watched. In addition the following around these investigators might do some background research where they look at your financial records, social media, driving record and more. They are looking for any information that will discredit you and your claim.

    Insurance companies have a variety of tools at their disposal to help them fight liability claims, and while you might think that hiring a private investigator is unethical it is legal. Reach out to a Philadelphia car accident lawyer if you feel like you are being followed and you have questions about how to stop it. They might be able to help.

    There are limits or they risk having all of the information that they have gathered not counting in court. Private investigators have the right to follow you, they must review the privacy laws and they cannot wiretap you or record conversations that are meant to be private. Investigators may not record anything that happened inside your home to close Windows or your window shades. Protected information such as privilege conversations with your lawyer and your medical records may not be accessed by the private investigator.

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