Well it has happened and I can absolutely verify it.
Insurance companies are using our pictures for a great many reasons and we should not have to provide them the photos under the guise of wind mitigation inspecting.
Pictures prove nothing and are dangerous and useless. People are also using pictures from other homes to perpetrate fraud. We as trained professionals can see and verify what we see without having to show pictures to anyone.
If you have been injured trying to get that photo or know someone that has please post the story here.
Well luckily today’s injury was not serious and would have been comical if it had not happened to me.
I was walking around a lovely home in Boynton Beach and was taking a picture of the back of the house.
I was in a nicely kept wide open back yard and was backing up to frame the house nicely in the shot.
Next thing I knew I was on my a-s camera held up and looking at the sky.
I had backed into a Cable junction box and it knocked my legs right out from under me. I landed on my back and left shoulder and my shoulder is really starting to bother me. I am sure it will be sore tomorrow.
Normally my biggest fear in backyards is stepping in Dog Sh-t but I have a new one now.
It just goes to show you anytime you are not paying complete attention you are likely to get hurt. Here I have been pushing to remove the picture requirements for some time because I feel they are dangerous and go figure i bust my butt in the wide open outside with nothing around me. I was as I said taking a picture that is not needed and it did result in my injury. Hopefully I did no serious damage. I would not have been so far away from the house and I would not have been walking backwards if I did not have to take a picture for some insurance guy behind a desk. I knew and visibly already verified what type of roof the house had.
Today’s story is probably funny to most and I hope some of you have smiled but it just goes to show concentrating on framing the perfect shot can get you hurt and one day someone is going to get killed trying to photograph something they did not have to.
Please lets make sure the OIR fixes the mistake they have made by requiring these photos that the insurance companies are abusing and using for so many other things by making sure that requirement is NOT on the next form.
WHILE THE PRECEEDING STORY WAS EMMBARASING TO ME I FELT IT NEEDED TO BE SHARED TO HELP PROTECT OTHERS AND YES THE FIRST THING I DID WAS LOOK AROUND TO SEE IF ANYONE SAW ME