Personal Injury

Cameras, Cameras Everywhere!

Two important warnings I give my New York injury clients at our initial consultation are:

1. Be careful what you post on social media and

2. Assume that you are being filmed from the minute I send a letter of representation to the resolution of your case.

I’ve talked about the pitfalls of posting on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram after an accident in other blog posts. This one will focus more on surveillance.

Don’t Try to Outsmart the Insurance Companies:  ISO Searches

Let me set the scene – you are having your initial consultation with your personal injury lawyer.  You were recently involved in a motor vehicle accident and you tell your lawyer that your lower back and left knee are absolutely killing you.  You relay that you are treating with one, two, even three health care providers and that you want to be compensated for your injuries.

Aren't All Those Car Insurance Commercials So Adorable?

A bumbling caveman
A sweet talking gecko with an English/New Zealand/Australian Accent
A lady with a beehive hairdo and an apron
A young lady telling her boyfriend to shut up because she got a safe driver check in the mail
A man laying in a car yelling out GPS directions and screaming “recalculating!!”

And all of these commercials are telling you how wonderful their insurance company is because you can save 15% or more on your car insurance, or you are “in good hands” or that “they are on your side”.

All very cute.

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