The Use Of Surveillance By Insurance Companies.

I tell all my clients, especially motor vehicle accident cases or any serious type of injury, that they will be under video surveillance.

They need to be very careful that they don’t overdo it and push themselves too hard. The one time they decide to try mowing the lawn or carry a few groceries or instinctively pick up their child is the one time they’re going to be caught and nothing destroys a case faster than that.
Surveillance is the norm; the insurance company would rather spend money on surveillance than pay somebody $25,000 in benefits. Sometimes the people doing the surveillance are employees of the insurance company and sometimes they are independent. I would say that in all severe cases, and in perhaps 70% of medium cases, the insurance companies use video surveillance.

If you, or someone you care about, is dealing with Personal injury law issues in the Brampton, Ontario Region, contact Folkes Legal Professional Corporation.

This article is taken from a April 28, 2008 interview with Ron Folkes, LL.B., Personal Injury Lawyer with Brampton Personal Injury Lawyer in Brampton, a Personal Injury Law Firm.

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