Don’t Post On Social Media After An Accident
Nearly everyone is on social media and regularly uses it. Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram are easy and convenient ways to communicate and stay in touch with family and friends. Millions of people use these platforms, and many use them multiple times per day. While there is a time and place to use social media, if you have been injured due to someone else’s fault and you have filed a claim for injuries with an insurance company, don’t post on social media after an accident. By posting, you risk completely jeopardizing your case.
Suppose for example you were involved in an auto accident. You needed to perhaps go to the hospital for your injuries, and maybe now you are treating with either a physical therapist or a chiropractor. You may have filed a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company. If you claim to have suffered from personal injuries from the accident, and you post images or other content online indicating you are on vacation, or you are exercising and going to the gym, posting these things online will only serve to undercut your claim.
As well, suppose you had an injury at work and you filed a workers’ compensation claim. The insurance company may hire a surveillance company to watch you and your social media activities. If you claimed your hurt your back in the accident, but you post images or video of yourself jumping on a trampoline, that will severely impact your case.
Therefore, no matter what type of injury claim you have, alway be smart on how you conduct yourself. Don’t post anything whatsoever that could impact your claim. Also, be sure to check out our free set of legal guides entitled The Truth Series before you sign any forms, speak with an adjuster, or hire a personal injury lawyer. The Law Office of Christopher Earley is here to help you get full and fair compensation for your injury claim. Call today for your free consultation.