By The Perazzo Law Firm
Following a car accident, it is important to gather information regarding the road and weather conditions at the time of the crash and subsequent medical treatment that may be necessary. It is important to pay attention to your surroundings to determine who may have been a potential witness to a crash. Many private residences and commercial establishments have surveillance cameras which may have recorded the accident providing an easy way to prove who was at fault. It is also important to take note of the first responders, including names and vehicle numbers. Over time, a tremendous amount of information may simply be forgotten making proving a case more complicated. It is also important to track your medical treatment and physical therapy in order to be able to prove the full extent of the damages and injuries suffered.
At the same time, the insurance companies and their lawyers will be collecting information on the victim of a car accident as well. From the very first moment when a representative of an insurance company contacts you, they have begun their investigation.
The insurance companies use all means at their disposal in order to defend themselves against victims of car accidents. These companies aggressively gather information from a variety of sources to use against the policy holders. Some of the tactics used in order to gather information involve the use of private investigators. If you have suffered an injury in a car accident, the insurance company may have you followed by an investigator who will film and document your daily activities. A task as mundane as walking your children to school and grocery shopping may be used to attack your claim and downplay the injuries you may have suffered.
Another tactic employed by the insurance companies is to gather information on your activities on social media. If you are active online and like to update your followers on your latest adventures, that information may be used against. Following a car accident, the insurance company will collect the information you post and use it against in any subsequent litigation. For example, if, during your rehabilitation treatments, you make a post about making significant progress in your recovery, that information may be used to argue the injuries suffered.
At The Perazzo Law Firm, we pride ourselves in representing the people of Florida and their families. We will always put our clients’ needs at the forefront of the fight against the insurance industry. Our Florida lawyers have dedicated their entire careers in fighting for your rights. Whether you seek compensation for injuries, fighting for justice for wrongful arrest or looking to repair your home, you can rest assured our lawyers will be there for you.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury, we encourage you to call us at 786 LAWS-411 (786-529-7411) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal rights.