Why Should I Avoid Posting on Social Media After an Injury in FL?

Why Should I Avoid Posting on Social Media After an Injury in FL?

If you are pursuing financial compensation through a personal injury claim, it is best to refrain from posting on 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 during physical activities. Lastly, make sure your friends stop posting any photos of you online as well. To learn more, reach out to our skilled Riverview personal injury lawyer.

Why should I not post on social media after I file a personal injury claim?

You will want to recognize that in many cases when you file a claim against an individual that caused your injury, you are often dealing with that individual’s insurance company. In most cases, an insurance company will want to get to the point instead of helping the injured party. As a result of this, insurance companies will generally observe the social media accounts of those who bring claims against them to see if they post anything that even remotely disputes their claim. For example, if you are claiming that you broke your leg because of another’s negligence, but then post a photo of you at a dance, the insurance company can use that evidence, even taken out of context to demonstrate that “you are not hurt.” You should withhold from posting until your claim is resolved to ensure that no issues stop you from obtaining the compensation you need to heal.

What are the best things you can do after being injured in an accident?

  • Switch your accounts to private and avoid taking any new follow requests unless they are from people you know privately.
    • By not doing this, you may risk accepting a request from someone from the other party trying to obtain your information.
  • Withhold from posting information or photos.
    • You may accidentally admit fault if you tell the story of your accident. Even the smallest misphrase can affect your case.
  • Warn your friends and family.
    • You should ask that your friends and family do not post any pictures of or with you.
  • Avoid posting too frequently.
    • A big part of your personal injury case can be your emotional suffering. By posting too extensively, you may seem emotionally unharmed. Also, if you reassure your friends and family that you are doing well, you are also providing the defense access to this information, which can be used to their benefit.

If you were hurt because of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to obtain compensation for your burdens. Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today to discuss your next step and to obtain more guidance on the social media world after your accident. Our legal team is committed to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to move forward.

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