In today’s world, we are instinctually inclined to share the intimate details of our lives with friends, family, and loved ones via social media. While this has become the norm for society, it can have endless implications you may not consider--especially following an accident or injury due to no fault of your own. What you may not realize is how severely social media can damage your personal injury claim, even if you are hyperaware of what you choose to share or keep private.
There are many scenarios in which sharing the details of your life on social media is appropriate and enjoyable, though sustaining an injury is not one of them. If you have been involved in an accident due to the negligence of another, you are likely eligible to fight for the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, property damages, and more. Upon starting this process, it is crucial to keep in mind that you are being surveyed and investigated for potential mistakes or inconsistencies in your claim. Unfortunately, social media is a major part of the opposition’s attempts to implicate you. This means anything you post, comment, or share can be misunderstood or manipulated to be used against you.
Rethinking your social media habits can seem tedious or unnecessary, but it may make the difference between a claim denial and a successful settlement. Social media posts from platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be considered evidence even after they have been deleted, made private, or taken down. If you find yourself asking what you can do to protect your claim, the answer is simple: do not post. Remember, the insurance company is hoping to devalue your claim in any way possible. Even the most innocent photos or status updates may be twisted against your favor.
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