Social media has become an important part of people’s lives, so much so that some people cannot think of going one day without it. It is an easy way to communicate, send emergency messages, share the news with your friends and family, and share media. However, there are certain times when social media is not that good for you. One of such times is when you are fighting a construction accident claim.
There is no doubt that social media can indeed make one’s life easier. However, being active on social media while you have a legal case going on can be risky. There are many ways it can hurt your case, so it is better to stay away from it for a while. For any legal help or advice, the Law Office of James T. Ponton, LLC is always available.
Does the insurance company spy on you?
When it comes to legal cases and filing for insurance claims, you might have heard that the insurance company tries everything in its power to devalue a claim. They will play various dirty tactics and mind games until you make a mistake or say a wrong word. They then use your mistake to their advantage and give you a settlement way lower than what you deserve.
Since the insurance company makes various attempts to lower or reject your claim, it may raise the question of whether they spy on you and stalk your social media. The short answer is yes, they do. Your social media posts are a potential weapon for them to lower your claim. Even if your profile is private, the insurance company can still gain access to your posts through one of your followers. You never know which friend of yours might send them your information.
What should you do?
To be safe, it is recommended that you stay off your social media and avoid posting anything until your claim is finalized. Posting involves permanent posts, temporary 24-hour posts, comments, and even likes. You never know how your information might be used or your words twisted. The best way to prevent an insurance company from spying on you is to disable all your accounts.
If you must use your social media, try limiting your usage as much as possible. Only open your accounts when needed and not when you need to pass your time. You should also adjust your privacy settings to the highest level so that only your closest friends and family members can access your posts.
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