Social media can be a great way to stay connected with friends and family, but it can also be a huge liability when involved in a motor vehicle accident. If you’re not careful, your social media posts could hurt your case and cost you money.
Keep reading to find out how social media might hurt your claim and tips on what to avoid.
The dangers of social media when it comes to personal injury claims
Posting about your accident on social media can jeopardize your chances of receiving a fair settlement because insurance adjusters are increasingly using social media to investigate personal injury claims. If they find evidence that your injuries are not as severe as you claim, they may use this information to devalue or deny your claim entirely.
Keep the following tips in mind:
Do not post anything about your accident or injuries. Even if your account is private, there is always the possibility that someone will see your posts and share them with the other side.
Do not friend or follow anyone involved in your case on social media. This includes the other party, their insurance company, lawyers, etc. Once you connect with someone on social media, they may have access to information that you would prefer to keep private.
Social media can be a great tool to connect with friends and family, but it’s important to remember that what you post online can have serious consequences. If you are involved in a personal injury case, be sure to avoid posting about the accident or your case on social media. Anything you post could be used against you by the other side in court.