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Do insurance agencies look at your social media accounts following an accident you were involved in?

Do insurance agencies look at your social media accounts following an accident you were involved in?

Filing a claim against an insurance agency means that you believe you deserve compensation due to their client’s negligence. Because of this, insurance companies will very often try to prove your claim false, as they would have to pay out what is usually a large sum of money.

Why would an insurance company monitor your social media accounts after being involved in a motor accident?

Primarily, insurance agencies are looking for anything to prove you wrong in order to avoid shelling out a lot of money because of your claim. Therefore, if you post anything that may lead them to believe you are lying about your claim, there is a good chance you will end up losing that case. For example, if you file a claim stating that you are no longer able to do the things you once enjoyed yet constantly post pictures of yourself involved in the activities you listed, it would be hard to prove your claim true when you are obviously enjoying life quite a bit.

How do you know if you are entitled to compensation following an accident?

If you are able to prove the other party’s negligence, then in most states you will satisfy the burden of proof, and will, therefore, win the case. However, Maryland is one of the more difficult states to win in this situation, as they follow the principle of contributory negligence. Therefore, in order to win one of these cases, you first must prove that the other party is entirely at fault, and that you did not contribute to the accident in any way. This is one of the main reasons you will need a highly qualified and experienced attorney to settle a claim in your favor. You should also keep in mind that just because the accident wasn’t your fault, you are not automatically entitled to compensation. For example, car accidents are often due to a defective part of the car, poor road conditions or even bad weather.

Contact a Maryland or Washington D.C. attorney

While you may believe your case is an easy one to win, these cases can be more complex than you may realize. Therefore, it is essential that you retain the services of an experienced attorney who can guide you through your case. Contact our firm today.

 

If you are in this situation, it is important to discuss this situation with an attorney. The attorneys at Timian & Fawcett, LLC provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C. and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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