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Reasons to avoid social media after a car accident

On Behalf of | Aug 1, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you are like the millions of other people in the U.S., you likely use some form of social media daily. These platforms are great for keeping up with friends and family, posting funny stories and more.

For situations where you are injured, like a car accident, you may be tempted to post about it to let people know what happened and what’s going on. However, it’s best to stay off social media in the aftermath of an accident – especially if you plan to file a lawsuit for compensation.

Today, insurance companies use what you post on social media to try and reduce your compensation. They look for evidence that shows you aren’t seriously injured or that what you told the insurance company doesn’t match up with what you are posting.

Is it necessary to get off social media completely?

While posting about a neutral topic during an active car accident case may be fine, you should do this sparingly. After all, an insurance company may say that your activity on social media shows your emotional or physical state is fine after the accident. Today, social media is considered another type of evidence that is fair game.

Fighting the insurance company

Insurance companies are for-profit businesses. They want to reduce your compensation as much as possible. Anything they find on social media to use against you, they will. They can even take posts and images out of context.

Protect your rights after a car accident

If you want to protect your rights after a car accident, it’s best to avoid using social media until the case is settled. This will prevent any issues and help you recover the compensation you deserve.