Do Not Talk About an Accident on Facebook

Posts you make on social media can be used against you in a personal injury claim

In our social media driven culture, it is not uncommon for people to post even the most personal and intimate details about their lives. Even if you guard your privacy in your posts, there is likely plenty of information others can glean about your activities and what is going on in your life. In the aftermath of a car accident, this information can be used against you. The following explains how insurance adjusters use social media and ways you can protect yourself.

How Much are You Revealing on Social Media?

Websites such as Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook allow a way for you to connect with friends or ‘followers’ both near and far. However, it is important to be aware of the types of information you are revealing about yourself. You may not realize that people can glean facts about you and your activities through any of the following ways:

Social media posts can impact your job, your vulnerability to hackers, and your rights in a personal injury claim.

How Social Media Posts Can Be Used Against You

There are certain times you should avoid making posts on social media. This is the case in the aftermath of a car accident when you are attempting to negotiate a settlement or if you are involved in any type of legal proceedings. Social media is one of the first places insurance representatives and investigators will go in search of information. According to Forbes, the details gleaned are increasingly being used to cast doubt on a person’s credibility and may even be used against them in court.

In the event of a car accident, there are several ways in which social media posts could impact your rights in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. These include:

Your safest bet is to disable your social media until your case is resolved. If this seems too drastic a step, at least avoid discussing the accident or your injuries on social media while you are negotiating a settlement.

Get Legal Guidance from Albuquerque Car Accident Attorney Ed Chavez, Jr.

While you wait for a car accident claim to be resolved, avoid doing anything that could jeopardize the outcome. For help in getting the maximum amount you are entitled to, call or contact the Law Offices of Edward Chavez, Jr. and request a consultation today.