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Don’t post about your accident on social media

On Behalf of | May 11, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

A car accident is one of the most traumatic experiences a person can go through. Not only is there the physical pain of the injuries, but there is also the mental and emotional anguish of dealing with the aftermath of the accident. 

It’s only natural that you would want to share your experience with your friends, and most likely, that involves posting about your accident on social media. That’s not a good idea.

If you have been injured in a car accident, it is essential to keep the details of your case confidential. This includes not posting about the accident on social media because it can hurt your case and make it more challenging to win in court. 

How social media may affect your claim

When it comes to personal injury cases, lawyers and insurance companies can use anything you post on social media in court and look for anything to discredit your claims of injury. Even an innocent comment or photo can be taken out of context and used against you. 

For example, if you post about going for a hike shortly after your accident, the other side may argue that you weren’t injured as severely as you claim. In general, it’s best to avoid posting anything about your case on social media, even if you think it’s harmless.

So what should you do if you’ve already posted about your accident on social media? If you have already posted about your accident on social media, the best thing to do is delete the post and refrain from posting anything further. 

As we stated earlier, it’s understandable that you want to discuss your trauma with someone. Qualified therapists and support groups can help you process the experience and start to heal. If you have been injured in a car accident, do not hesitate to reach out for help getting fair compensation, either. Many people understand what you are going through and can offer their support.

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