10. Their attorneys may violate litigation rules and procedures. Make sure your attorney brings these violations to the attention of the court.
11. They might pay someone to date you or become your friend in order to get inside information about your lawsuit.
12. They might pay someone to live near you in a house, apartment or even a camper or RV. Be cautious of new people who suddenly appear in your life and seem to be too interested in your life or your lawsuit.
13. They might tap your phone or listen to your conversations using electronic listening devices. If they commit those crimes, report them to the police.
14. They might send you to see one of their hand-picked doctors to be evaluated. This is known as an Independent Medical Exam (IME), but there is nothing independent about it. The insurance companies use a select list of doctors to allegedly "evaluate" plaintiffs and write reports. There is a lot of information about IMEs on the Internet. Know your rights. Ask your attorney if you can take a witness with you and/or videotape the appointment. These IME doctors will use this time like a deposition to ask you more questions about you and your lawsuit. Remember, the IME doctor is working for the insurance company.
15. They might destroy or alter evidence. Make sure your attorney has copies of everything and watch for unusual changes and photos or other types of evidence that have been altered.
16. They might act like "attack dogs" during your depositions. This is another one of their intimidation tactics. Know your rights, and if necessary, ask for the depositions to be conducted at the courthouse in the presence of a mediator or other court official. Another good step is to videotape your depositions. The "attack dog" defense attorneys don't want their bad behavior to be videotaped. Contact us for more tips about depositions.
17. They will conduct robo-searches of the Internet looking for information about you or anyone whose name is the same as yours. They might take legal action against people with the same name as you. Remember, these bad faith insurance companies think they are above the law.
18. Their employees or other hired help (such as private investigators or criminals) might steal from you or cause damage to your home or business and then blame you for it.
19. They might pay off your attorney or promise to give them litigation business in the future in order to get them to withdraw from the lawsuit.
20. The attorneys for the bad faith insurance companies might act unprofessionally in the courtroom in order to distract or confuse the jury. Make sure your attorney brings that bad behavior to the attention of the judge.
21. They might bribe the judge or members of the jury, and they might try to put some of their people in your jury pool. Make sure the court follows the proper procedures for selection of the jury and watch out for any suspicious activity that might indicate bribes or other types of illegal interference.
22. It is very likely they will lie and spin the truth.
Remember, they will do ANYTHING to win.