Why Should I Avoid Social Media After an Accident in TX?

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There are several reasons why you should refrain from posting on social media when in the middle of a personal injury claim. Continue reading and give our skilled Tyler, TX personal injury attorney a call today to learn more.

Why should I avoid posting on social media after I filed a personal injury claim?

In most instances, when you file a claim against a person that caused your injury, you are typically dealing with that person’s insurance company, rather than the person themself. Usually, an insurance company will want to get to the matter, rather than help the injured party. As a result, insurance companies will typically follow the social media accounts of those who bring claims against them to see if they post anything that even slightly disagrees with their claim. For instance, if you are claiming that you broke your leg due because of another’s negligence, but then post a picture of you playing sports, the insurance company can use that evidence, even brought out of context to demonstrate that “you are not injured at all.” Because of this, you should abstain from posting until your claim is resolved to be certain that no problems were preventing you from obtaining the compensation you need to heal and move forward.

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

There are a number of things you should do after an accident including the following:

  • Change your social media accounts to private ones.
  • Set your accounts to private and avoid accepting any new follow requests unless they are from people you know.
    • If you fail to do this, you may be accepting a request from someone from the other side attempting to obtain your information.
  • Hold off on posting statements or photos.
    • You may accidentally admit fault if you tell the story of your accident. Even the slightest misphrase can influence your case.
  • Alert your friends and family.
    • You should ask that your friends and family do not post any photos of or with you.
  • Avoid posting too frequently.
    • Your emotional suffering may be a large component 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 because of another’s negligence and feel that you have to avoid social media, you may be qualified to obtain compensation for your injuries. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to learn more about your next steps with your claim. Our experienced Tyler, TX personal injury attorney is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you deserve. We are just one call away.

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