It Pays To Steer Clear Of Social Media After An Accident

It is natural to reach out to others during a difficult time. If you rely on social media to get emotional help after you’ve been involved in a car accident, however, you could be putting your claim at risk.

At The Cody Law Group, we are ready to support you after a devastating collision. For over 60 years, individuals and families throughout the Twin Cities metro have relied on our attorneys to provide attentive representation at every stage of the legal process.

Three Ways Social Media Posts Can Hurt Your Claim

It is important to remember that everything you post online can be used as evidence against you in court. Insurance providers and their attorneys know how to obtain information from private Facebook, Instagram, Twitter accounts and other social media platforms.

These are common ways your posts can damage your claim:

  1. Pictures posted suggest that your injuries are not extensive. Avoid posting pictures of your gym workouts or any activities after your accident. These photos can be used to limit the payout you receive for physical injuries.
  2. You make comments that suggest you were to blame for the accident. Any comment that you make online can be taken out of context and used to support the opposing side. Jokes about your poor driving skills or your car’s blind spots can jeopardize your case.
  3. Your updates and online interactions suggest that you are not suffering from emotional distress. Posting vacation updates or providing upbeat comments to friends immediately after your accident may indicate that you have emotionally recovered from the accident. These posts could prevent you from receiving compensation for pain and suffering.

If you chose to hire us, we will educate you on other dos and don’ts for personal injury claims. We want you to receive the justice and the compensation that you deserve.

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