If You Are the Victim in a Pennsylvania Personal Injury Lawsuit and Claiming Injuries, Beware Over the Holiday Season
During the holiday season, most individuals spend time with their family carrying gifts and food items in and out of their house. Many individuals will engage in the annual Thanksgiving football game or play other games with the kids during the Christmas holiday season. Many will dance with their spouses and companions.
Believe it or not, Thanksgiving and the Christmas season is one of the top weekends for personal injury surveillance by defense private investigators. Many victims claim that their physical activities are limited as a result of a slip and fall incident, automobile accident, truck accident, or defective product injury, and in these tight economic times, insurance carriers and their teams of lawyers will go to great lengths to delay, deny, and defend the payment of a claim. Claims adjusters and defense attorneys will try to catch an unknowing plaintiff or victim off guard.
Typically in a large case, many private investigators will be retained by the defense to perform surveillance of the allegedly injured victim and a good private investigator will discreetly monitor the activity of the plaintiff-victim in order to support the defense or litigation efforts underway.
There is nothing that can harm credibility more. One of the worst attacks on one’s credibility comes in the form of a surprise surveillance video produced prior to trial indicating that the plaintiff or victim was in fact performing activities that he or she claims they are unable to do.
If you are an injured victim with litigation currently pending, keep in mind that another set of eyes may be on you without your notice.