Living in such a technologically connected world, most people don’t think twice about commenting, posting, or sharing something online. When you have been injured in an accident, however, this is the time to stop before you jump online. Don’t post about your accident or injury on social media.
Resist the temptation to tell everyone what happened
Nowadays, with the proliferation of smartphones, it has become the norm to text, tweet, or post about what is going on in your life. When it comes to sharing the details of your accident or injury, it is best to avoid the subject all together. Reporting that you had an accident, what your injuries are, what happened to cause the accident, and your emotional state at the time can all be used against you in a personal injury claim. If, for example, you share with your friends that you were in an accident but you are not seriously hurt, that can be used against you. Admitting that you had any level of responsibility for the accident can be seen as an admission of guilt and hinder your claim. Taking the time to post about your accident or injury on social media raises questions regarding the seriousness of your injuries: if you are really hurt, why aren’t you seeking medical attention instead of hopping on social media?
Sharing photos of your accident is a bad idea
You may be inclined to take pictures of your accident or injury and immediately share them with friends, family, Instagram followers, and social media connections. Don’t. While pictures are quite useful for documenting the scene of the accident, any damage to property or vehicles, weather or lighting conditions at the time, and the injuries you sustained, these photos should be used as supporting evidence of your personal claim, not as a public record of what happened to you and when. Once the photos are in the public realm, they can be used against you in a court of law. So be smart. Use your phone to take pictures ‘ but only share them with your personal injury attorney.
Recover just compensation for your injuries
When you have been injured in an accident, the idea of filing a personal injury claim can be overwhelming and confusing. At Ged Lawyers, LLP, our skilled accident team is dedicated to fighting on your behalf to recover just compensation for your injuries, with a demonstrated track record of success. So instead of reaching out to your followers on social media to discuss your accident and injuries, reach out to us instead. To schedule a free case review to discuss your accident and personal injury claim, contact our office at 844-443-3529 or online.