Why Should I Avoid Social Media After Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

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Why Should I Avoid Social Media After Filing a Personal Injury Claim?

To learn more about your social media presence after filing a personal injury claim, continue reading and reach out to our experienced Morris County personal injury attorneys today.

Why should I not post on social media after I file a personal injury claim?

It is important to understand that in most cases when you bring a claim against someone that caused your injury, you are often dealing with that individual’s insurance company. Most of the time an insurance company will want to get to the bottom line rather than truly helping the injured party. As a result, insurance companies will usually observe the social media accounts of those who bring claims against them to see if they post anything that even remotely disputes their claim. For instance, if you are claiming that you broke your leg due to another’s negligence, but then post a picture of you at a dance, the insurance company can use that evidence, even taken out of context to prove that “you are not really hurt.” Because of this, you should refrain from posting until your claim is settled to ensure that no issues prevent you from obtaining the compensation you need to heal.

What are the best things you can do after being injured in an accident?

  • Make your social media accounts private.
    • Set your accounts to private and avoid accepting any new follow requests unless they are from people you know personally. If you don’t do this, you may be accepting a request from someone from the other party trying to acquire your information.
  • Withhold from posting statements or photos.
    • You may accidentally confess fault if you tell the story of your accident. Even the smallest misphrase can affect your case.
  • Warn your friends and family.
    • You should request that your friends and family do not post any photos of or with you.
  • Avoid posting too often.
    • Your emotional suffering may be a large aspect of your personal injury case. If you post too frequently, you may seem emotionally unchanged. Also, if you reassure your friends and family that you are doing well, you are also giving the defense access to this information, which can be used to their benefit.

If you were injured as a result of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to receive compensation for your burdens. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your next step and to obtain more guidance on the social media world after your accident. Our skilled Morris County personal injury attorneys are on your side.

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If you have been the victim of the negligence of another in an accident, please contact my office as quickly as possible following the subject accident. It is important to consult with us early on so that we may begin the process of fighting for your rights in regard to any potential claim that you may have. The process is complicated and requires the expertise of a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney. CONTACT US TODAY!

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