When used appropriately, social media may sometimes prove to be a valuable tool to investigate personal injury and disability insurance claims. However, when an insurer improperly denies a claim for benefits based on an unjustified reliance on social media postings, the claimant may be able to turn the tables on the insurance company.
In recent years, there has been greater recognition of post-traumatic stress disorder, commonly referred to as PTSD. Many veterans returning from overseas conflicts experience PTSD, but the condition is not limited to former military. PTSD may occur following a significant injury or psychological shock and results in persistent mental or emotional distress. According to the Sidran Traumatic Stress Institute, 20 percent of Americans will cope with PTSD in their lifetime with 13 million people experiencing it at any given time.