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These days, who doesn’t have a social media account? While social media was once a place where college students kept each other updated on their day-to-day lives, now even grandparents are on Facebook. Many have become addicted to posting every aspect of their lives without thinking about who might view their social media activity.
As of 2010, ICBC set up their Special Investigations and Cyber Unit to help reduce potentially exaggerated or fraudulent claims.
If you have been injured in a vehicle accident, it’s safe to say that ICBC’s adjusters and investigators will be digging deeper into your background and accessing your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and/or YouTube accounts. Any inconsistencies can hurt your credibility and claim. For instance, ICBC adjusters and investigators will examine what you are saying on social media to people treating you versus what you are saying to ICBC adjusters on record. Any inconsistencies between what you are saying to family and friends on social media versus what you are telling on ICBC will be examined.
This skilled team conducts deep searches on social media sites seeking photos and updates on individuals who claim that they have been unable to work due to their injuries, and then contradict their claim by posting photos or updates of themselves being physically active.
The first step is to be aware – the next step is to take the provisions necessary to ensure you don’t damage your ICBC claim. We have compiled a list of tips to help ensure that you don’t potentially damage your ICBC claim. It’s always a good idea to contact your personal injury lawyer who will provide you with tips:
If you have any questions or concerns about the use of social media in a personal injury claim, we have the expertise and knowledge necessary so you don’t have to worry about saying or doing anything that may jeopardize your claim. Contact our compassionate and experienced legal team at Tim Louis Law & Associates.
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