When you are involved in a car accident, you need to be careful about every move you make. This includes what you do immediately after the accident and after filing a claim. One of the things to avoid is social media. Posting on social media or commenting on posts can hurt your case.
This guide discusses how this can happen.
You may say the wrong statement
The other driver’s insurance company will look for anything to prove you were at fault for the accident, fully or partially. Thus, they may pay attention to your social media, waiting for you to say the wrong statement. This is why you need to avoid social media. Anything you post can be used against you. Even the things you believe are harmless may be twisted to seem otherwise.
You should also avoid discussing the case online or commenting on posts related to accidents.
Your actions may be misinterpreted
It may sound unusual, but the other driver’s insurer may pay close attention to how active you are on social media during this time. Liking numerous posts and commenting may be used to depict you are not spending time on medical treatment or were not that hurt.
Another action to avoid is posting photos, especially of yourself. If you do this, even if it’s pictures of your injuries, the insurer may argue that the accident didn’t significantly interfere with your life.
Social media does not mix with legal issues, and this is no different for car accident claims. You should avoid using social media before your case is finalized to protect yourself. It can also help to work with an attorney to receive the compensation you deserve.