Under our legal system, anyone that has been injured in an accident has the right to pursue the process that should allow him or her to be made whole. Lawyers strive to protect that right for each of their clients.
What a personal injury attorney needs, in order to protect a client’s rights
• Documentation of the fact that the client was injured
• Documentation of the fact that the client has received the prescribed treatment
• Documentation of any income lost or any damage to property
• Demonstration of patience on the client’s part
• Demonstration of persistence on the client’s part
Evidence to pin liability
• The earliest evidence that an injured victim (a potential client) has worked to help a lawyer to work for protection of the same victim’s rights
• Photographs are made of any damaged property, or of any injuries
• Victim records what aspects of accident have been recalled, and does so when able to arrive at quiet location
• Search conducted for witnesses
• Contact information obtained from all those involved in the accident, and from witnesses
• After an on-road accident, the police get called to the scene
• The injured victim seeks medical attention as soon as possible. The victim-turned-patient follows the doctor’s instructions.
Actions that personal injury lawyers ask their clients to refrain from pursuing
Someone that has retained the services of a Personal Injury Lawyer in St Thomas should refrain from spending time online, and visiting any of the social networking sites. Insurance companies hire adjusters that get paid for devoting the bulk of their time to visiting various social networking sites.
Those online locations invite the posting of pictures. Those that click onto a previously visited site normally enjoy the chance to view a majority of the posted pictures. In other words, any of the adjusters that have been told to visit different networking sites get a green light to spy on specific claimants.
The posted pictures could reveal what activities a given claimant has pursued, while recovering from an injury. Of course, in the absence of such pictures, the insurance company has no evidence that the photographer’s subject (an injured claimant) might have exaggerated the effects of his or her injury.
Obviously, claimants do not visit their physicians on a daily, or even a weekly basis. So, the extent of their recovery remains unreported until the next visit. Yet that next visit might be scheduled for a day that is well past the time when a certain chore ought to be tackled, because it has been ignored for such a long time.
That group of facts helps to underscore the reason that lawyers do not like their injured clients to post pictures at various networking sites. Adjusters should not find it easy to spy on claimants.