Why You Shouldn’t Post After A Car Accident
It is no secret that most people have a very active social media life. With things like Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram being the most popular platforms for connecting with friends and family, it isn’t a shock that after an accident you want them to know. People often share things like vacation photos all the way to work updates.
Unfortunately, this oversharing of personal information can have serious consequences. If you have been injured in a car accident, these consequences can cost you your claim.
The Risks of Posting on Social Media After a Car Accident
Insurance company adjusters are always looking for any excuse they can find to reduce or even eliminate payments to car accident victims. It is their job to go through all the information and find reasons as to why your claim is false. They often do this by gathering evidence to support that your claim was exaggerated or even nonexistent. Since many people share their lives on various social platforms, it is an easy way for insurance adjusters to try and prove that you don’t deserve the compensation you are asking for.
Anything you post on your social platforms can and will be used against you. For example, if you were in a car accident but post that you were out, even if you felt better that day, it will be used against you. Even if your injuries are real, the insurance adjuster will use that post to show that you must be lying.
Sadly, anything you post on social media following your accident can be used against you. This means your case updates or even conversations you have in the comment sections. While the insurance companies can’t get your personal conversations between people, they can use any information you post online.
It is why many attorneys will advise that you not post anything on your social media. Most often, they will tell you that taking a social hiatus is necessary in order to protect your claim. While it isn’t an easy task, it can save you and your claim in the long run. By not posting you won’t be accidentally jeopardizing your personal injury claim.
This does mean, that you need to inform your friends and family that you don’t want to be mentioned on social media either. The insurance adjusters will use their posts to prove that you are lying about your injuries as well.
Now, if you have posted an accident update on your social media, all is not lost. Social media posts can make it more channeling but it isn’t impossible to get the compensation you deserve. If you are unsure about anything, we highly suggest contacting your attorney. They can help you determine if your post will have an impact on your case or not. If you have any questions about what a Scottsdale car accident attorney can do for you, then don’t hesitate to reach out to one like our friends at the Yearin Law Office for answers.