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What To Know About Social Media And Your Car Accident Injury

If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you may want to avoid social media for awhile, at least until your injuries are fully healed. Employers, insurance adjusters, and attorneys use social media to analyze whether or not you’re being truthful about your injury claims. They may use whatever you post on social media as evidence to get your claim denied or your medical benefits limited.

Here are a few tips to prevent your social media accounts from ruining your case.

  • Avoid posting on social media at all.
  • Don’t delete pictures or status updates – doing so could be considered “destroying evidence” in court
  • If you do need to post make sure your settings are set to “private”
  • Don’t add any new friends while your claim is being handled, including close friends and coworkers
  • Avoid posting older pictures before your injury. Employers, insurance adjusters, and attorneys will assume that they are up-to-date and try to use them against you.
  • Don’t “check in” through your social media accounts, even if you’re just venting about being home while you’re trying to recover.
  • Avoid leaving online reviews, especially to places with physical, brick-and-mortar stores.
Don’t think your posts are private just because your settings are set as such. Before you post online, especially after receiving a car accident injury, remember that anything you write or post can be presented to a Judge or Workers Compensation Commissioner for review. These people don’t personally know you and seldom reach out to ask about the details. If you have questions regarding your car accident injury or anything you’ve posted online following your accident, contact The Clardy Law Firm for a free case evaluation to determine what options you have available.