Video Surveillance for Disability Claims
Aggressive Disability Attorney in Maryland
Insurance providers have been known to use video surveillance as evidence
against a claimant - either to deny an application for long-term disability
benefits or to halt existing benefits. In some cases, video footage can
be a very useful way for insurance companies to avoid insurance fraud.
In other situations, however, it is wrongfully used to justify a claims
denial. Investigators are often hired by insurance companies to monitor
and film the claimant performing physical activities to discredit their
Insurance carriers are particularly likely to use this method of surveillance
in cases where the claimant's physical ability is in question, such as :
- Walking / running
- Lifting heavy objects
- Carrying items
Limited shots of an individual lifting objects or walking does not necessarily
prove that he or she is fully mobile. Videos cannot show the full scope
of a person's condition over a long period of time, or even convey
the pain and limitations they may be experiencing on a daily basis. For
this reason, courts are skeptical of video footage and treat it as untrustworthy evidence.
Regardless of this fact, you should be aware of the possibility that you
may be under surveillance outside of your home. You could be targeted
at any time during the long-term disability process. Our attorneys can
help you combat the insurance company's abusive surveillance tactics.
Contact our Maryland firm for a free case evaluation!
If you believe that your insurance company could be using hidden surveillance
to monitor your actions, contact a Maryland Social Security disability
lawyer from The Bernstein Law Offices immediately. Our attorneys are prepared
to provide astute counsel and aggressive representation. We can help you
protect your rights and privacy.
Contact our Maryland law firm
to request a free case consultation
at our office. Our team of dedicated and effective attorneys is ready to
help with your video surveillance issues.