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Could Facebook and Twitter Make Your Car Insurance Premiums Rise?

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Some insurance experts claim that insurance companies will soon investigate your social media accounts, digging in to your posts and other personal information online. Anything the insurance company finds, such as dangerous hobbies, comments you make, and posts, may be used as a basis for raising your premiums. What you say in your tweets and on your wall could cost you! I've been advising personal injury and accident clients for a couple of years now, to be careful what they post and what is posted about them online, as it could be used against them in their accident case.

 

In many personal injury cases, the insurance company hires investigators to search online for photos, blogs, and posts, about the accident claimant. They will use anything they find that could paint the injured victim in a negative light, as a basis for devaluing the personal injury claim.

 

Why should they stop at accident victims? If the insurance companies can make more money in premiums, what's to keep them from making these investigative policies across the board.

   
For more on how online activity and social networking can impact your personal injury case, click here.

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