You were in an accident. Naturally, you want to post about it to your friends and family on social media. DON’T. As celebrities and politicians have very publicly found, a single tweet or Facebook post can turn things sideways in an instant. Even if you think your accounts are private and only visible to family and friends, the reality is that there is no true online privacy.
An ill-thought Instagram post or reactionary tweet can have significant consequences on your personal injury case. Insurance companies and defense lawyers know that claimants will unthinkingly turn to social media to share their accident experiences, and that’s one of the first places they’ll look when it comes to settling claims.
But social media isn’t all bad, and it can help you out if you use it wisely. To help you navigate your social media activities after an accident, we’ve compiled a few do’s and don’ts:
If you have been in an accident, always seek a medical exam to rule out any injuries. If you have been injured in an accident, contact us for a free case evaluation.
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