If you’re like most people, you probably use social media to stay in touch with friends and family, share news and articles, and promote your business.
But if you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may want to think before you post.
Insurance companies use social media too
If you file an insurance claim after a car accident, it is important to know that your social media posts could potentially hurt your case. Insurance companies will often conduct a social media search as part of their investigation, and any information that you post could be used to devalue or deny your claim. Even innocent comments can be used to question your credibility or the extent of your injuries.
Posting activities on Instagram that you claimed were too painful to do can be used as evidence that your injuries are not as severe as you allege. Similarly, if you make any statements about the accident or your injuries on social media, the insurance company may use those statements against you. In addition, avoid posting anything about settlements or agreements you have reached with the other party; doing so could void the agreement.
Insurance companies are often reluctant to pay fair settlements, and you may find yourself at a disadvantage. If you have been injured in a car accident, don’t try to go it alone. A legal representative can level the playing field by investigating the accident, gathering evidence, and negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf. They will protect your rights and help you get the compensation you deserve.