Social Media Posts and Personal Injury Claims
If someone else’s negligence has left you injured in an accident, you are likely not feeling your best. While many people turn to their social media accounts when the chips are down, if you have a personal injury claim pending, it is important to proceed with caution. The fact is that social media has a way of lulling people into a false sense of security (and privacy) that can backfire when it comes time to seek compensation on a personal injury claim. If someone else’s negligence leaves you injured, you need the professional legal counsel of an experienced Central Texas personal injury lawyer.
Social Media Is on the Rise
Social media is already a massive force in our lives, and there is absolutely no indication that it is going to slow down anytime soon. Despite the fact that social media platforms like Facebook have taken hits recently regarding controversies that focus on privacy, fake news, censorship, and more, new research from Pew shows that usage is not on the decline. If you have a personal injury claim, it is important that you do everything you can to preserve the integrity of that claim, and this includes not giving the insurance company unintentional ammunition via your social media accounts.
Your Social Media Accounts
If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, there are two critical points to keep in mind regarding your social media accounts:
Give Social Media a Pass
If you have a personal injury claim, now is a good time to take that social media break that you have been thinking about. What you do not post on social media cannot come back to haunt your case. A picture, for instance, says a hundred words, and the insurance company involved in your case will be looking for any clues it can find that are at odds with your case.
Remain Silent about the Accident
If you cannot stay off social media completely, make sure that you do not comment on the accident or on your claim in any of your posts. The fact is that you are well advised not to give a statement to the insurance company regarding your claim – because the things you say very well could be used to lower your settlement or deny your claim altogether. Anything you post on social media is basically the equivalent of handing the information directly to the insurance company.
If You Have Been Injured by Someone Else’s Negligence, Consult with an Experienced Central Texas Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you have a personal injury claim, social media is not your friend. The fact is that the insurance company is watching, and anything you post, including photos, can be used against you. Attorney Brett H. Pritchard at The Law Office of Brett H. Pritchard in Central Texas has the experience, dedication, and concern to aggressively advocate for your claim’s most positive resolution. We are here to help, so please contact or call us at (254) 220-4225 today.