Avoid Posting Accident Details on Social MediaBy Kenton Koszdin on October 18, 2021 | In Blogs
The social media universe is ever-changing and expanding. The risk of posting on social media after a car accident can have serious unintended consequences. Sharing everything via social media, especially the details of the incident, can be used against you. The information could be interpreted as your injuries are not serious enough to pursue damages. Be careful of your social media postings. Providing a digital or social media post could ultimately discredit your claim.
While social media can certainly complicate matters, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your injury case:
- Social media privacy settings are critical. Even if you are a victim of an auto accident keep your social media profiles as private as possible. Modify your account settings so that it’s accessible only to family and friends.
- Refrain from accepting new friend or connection requests because they could be associated with the other driver, their insurance company or, their lawyer.
- Never post any information about the accident or your injuries, including photos, videos, and location check-ins. Doing so can jeopardize your claim.
- Try not to post, comment or vent anything negative about the other driver, insurance providers, lawyers, or anybody associated with your case.
- Avoid speculating about a possible settlement.
When it comes to social media, it is best to be cautious. Keep in mind that anything you post on social media can be used against you. The other driver’s insurance providers or defense attorneys will try their best to undermine your claim and use various methods to jeopardize your standing in the case. Which could mean collecting information about you, including researching your social media posts – hoping to find any post, photo, or video to argue you are not or were not as injured as you claim.
The most important thing to do following an accident is to speak with an attorney experienced in compensation and car accident cases. An experienced attorney will help protect your rights, navigate you through the complex process and ultimately get you the compensation you need and deserve. Call The Kenton Koszdin Law Office at 800-438-7734 for your initial free consultation. Our Social Security attorney in Van Nuys, Kenton Koszdin, can help you navigate the application process for the best possible outcome for you and your family.