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Posted on January 19, 2022 in Car Accident
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram are popular forums for sharing details of one’s life with people. Therefore, it’s not surprising that social media has become an outlet for people to let it all hang out. Though what you post, should never be posted or discussed on a public media forum for this simple reason: everyone can see it.
Specifically, car accidents and collision injuries are two things that should never be shared on a public media forum. Since everyone can see it, it can wreck your claim.
Handling a car accident claim can be confusing and a scary process for anyone. Though to protect yourself you should know what to avoid doing after the collision. You need to know that insurance companies will use every opportunity that they can to find to deny or lessen an injury claim, mainly using the information that you have provided by posting on a public forum.
An essential rule to follow is to not post any detail of your accident on any social media platform. Since it is public information, it can and will be used against you. Defense attorneys will demand access to your public account to gather evidence such as photos, timeline posts, conversations between friends and location check-ins that can be used against you. Any information relating to your car accident that you have publicly shared can be used to cast doubt on your claim.
For example, you post a picture of yourself dancing at a club, the defense could argue that your injuries are obviously not severe. Likewise, if you posted a Tweet seconds before the collision, the defense might argue that you may have been at-fault for the accident and so on. To ensure that you don’t sabotage or jeopardize your injury claim, be sure to keep all details of your accident off public forums.
Keep in mind that once you have posted something, it’s unethical for an attorney to advise you to delete it as that would constitute destruction of evidence. Therefore, before uploading anything or discussing any aspect of your accident publicly, make sure you speak to an attorney first. They will advise you on what you can and cannot post.