Naperville, IL asked in Insurance Bad Faith for Illinois

Q: I was involved in an accident with a big rig and their insurance rep came to the scene and was taking video.

Is that allowed?

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Steve McCann
Steve McCann
Answered
  • Insurance Claims Lawyer
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes, based on the limited facts provided, that is allowed. Have you filed a claim against the insurance company for damages? In any event, I would recommend consulting with an attorney prior to taking any further action. A knowledgeable attorney will guide you through the entire recovery process, and will ensure you maximize your recovery. In addition, many of us offer free consultations, so it will not cost you anything to obtain a professional's opinion that is tailored to the specifics of your situation.

Robert D. Kreisman
Robert D. Kreisman
PREMIUM
Answered
  • Chicago, IL
  • Licensed in Illinois

A: Yes it is. Insurance adjusters routinely come to the scene of a incident to document by photography or video and even may interview witnesses, the participants, the reporting police, emergency medical teams and bystanders.

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