Can social media hurt your personal injury claim?
We use social media to stay connected with friends and family, share news and experiences, and express our thoughts and feelings. But what happens when you post something on social media that could potentially harm your personal injury claim? We will discuss how social media can hurt your injury claim and provide some tips on avoiding doing damage to your case.
The impact of social media
Social media is such a part of our lives that it’s no wonder that many people turn to it for help after an accident. While posting about your accident may seem like an excellent way to raise awareness and build support, it can hurt your injury claim.
When you post something on social media, you create a public record. Insurance companies can use this in a personal injury claim to help support or refute your claim.
For example, suppose you post photos of yourself engaging in physical activity after you allege that you have sustained a debilitating injury. In that case, this could be used as evidence that you are not as injured as you claim to be. Similarly, if you comment on your accident or injuries online, the insurer could also use these comments against you.
Therefore, it is essential to be mindful of what you post on social media after an accident. Even if you delete a post or set your account to private, there is always the potential for someone to screenshot your content and use it against you.
If you receive injuries in an accident, it is important to be careful about what you say and do, as anything you do could potentially harm your injury claim. However, don’t let that stop you from seeking medical attention and speaking with someone to help guide you through the process.