Reasons to Stay Off Social Media After an Accident

Reasons to Stay Off Social Media After an Accident

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, you are likely looking to recover compensation in a personal injury claim. During this time, it is best to stay off social media. To learn more about how this decision can benefit your upcoming claim, continue reading. For assistance with your claim, give our Tampa personal injury lawyer a call today.

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Should I post on social media after an accident?

When something as life-changing as an accident occurs in your life, it is common to turn to social media to update those in your life. However, if you are seeking compensation in a personal injury claim, it is best to avoid social media for the time being. Most importantly, you must avoid discussing your injury, accident, and recovery online. You should also avoid posting photos and videos of yourself after your accident, especially physical activities. Finally, warn your friends to stop posting any photos of you online.

What if my social media is private?

You may want to make your social media accounts private and avoid accepting new friends and followers during this time. This may help you to feel more secure. However, you must understand that having a private account does not protect your information. A defense attorney still has access to the content you post online, even if your accounts are private. A defense attorney can even access private conversations you have online and deleted posts.

What are the benefits of keeping your social media quiet during a personal injury claim?

There are many benefits to keeping your social media accounts quiet after being injured in an accident. For example, if you have sustained a severe knee injury due to no fault of your own and you make a post online about being active, a defense attorney may use this to question the validity of your claim. You can hurt your claim by simply retelling the event of your accident or making any sort of statement about your injuries online. Unfortunately, posting nearly anything online can undermine your credibility in a personal injury claim. You must also avoid discussing anything you have talked about with your attorney online. These conversations must be kept confidential to avoid giving important information to the defense.

If you require help with your upcoming personal injury claim, look no further than our experienced legal team at The Frank Santini Law Firm. Our legal team will fight for your right to compensation. Give our firm a call today to learn more.

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