Communications With Others

Communication with Insurance Companies

You should not provide a recorded statement to any insurance company until you have retained an attorney to represent you. You may have an obligation to promptly report an accident to your own insurance company under your policy declarations, and failure to report your accident to your own insurance company may result in denial of the claim. This does not mean that you must provide a recorded statement. Your attorney should be present with you prior to your giving a recorded or non-recorded statement to your insurance company. Often insurance companies will attempt to contact injured persons immediately after an accident to obtain a recorded statement. You do not have any obligation to speak with the at-fault drivers insurance company, and should not speak with them prior to consulting with a lawyer. When you hire a personal injury lawyer, your lawyer will notify both your insurance company, and the at fault drivers insurance company of your accident claim.

Attorney Client Confidentiality

All communication between you and your lawyer are confidential and should not be disclosed to any third party.

Social Networking

If you have a “My Space”, “Face Book”, “Twitter”, “Linkedin”, Web Page, or Blog, be aware that Insurance Companies, their investigators, and lawyers will look at your social network pages. They are looking for anything which can hurt your case. For example; water-skiing, dancing, horsing around, or other hazardous, strenuous physical and/or embarrassing activities (ie. drug and alcohol references or pictures, etc). Even if your page is private, during a lawsuit the insurance company may request Court permission to access / view your web-page.


Insurance companies, their investigators, and their lawyers may hire investigators to conduct surveillance on individuals that have pending injury claims. Surveillance may include video taping or photographing you anywhere and anytime. The objective of surveillance is to obtain evidence that can be used to discredit your case or disprove your injuries.

Communication With Third Parties

You should not discuss your accident case with anyone other than your lawyer or medical providers. Any communications with other persons, such as voice mails, phone messages, text messages, emails, and in person conversations may be admissible evidence in a court of law. and may be used against you to harm your case.

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