Social media has evolved into an integral part of life for people across the globe. We use social channels to keep up with family, talk about our lives and reconnect with old friends. Although we do not need social media to exist, many people feel cut off without access to platforms like Facebook and Twitter.
Can social media use harm your claim?
Unfortunately for car accident victims, using social media can damage your case when seeking an insurance settlement or filing a lawsuit. Insurance claim and lawsuit documents contain detailed information about your injuries. If you post something on Facebook that conflicts with these reports, the insurer or other motorist can use your posts against you.
Is there a right way to use social media after an accident?
Ideally, staying away from social media throughout your insurance claim or injury lawsuit is the best approach. Since this is unlikely to happen in most situations, we want to give you a few social media recommendations to help you avoid damaging your case.
- Make all your accounts private so that only those close to you have access.
- Avoid posting about your car accident, your injuries or the progress of your case.
- Do not accept new friend requests until you resolve your claim.
- Never give other parties access to your accounts or allow them to post on your behalf.
- Avoid posting any photos or videos until your claim is complete.
It is also a good idea to broach this topic with an injury attorney who knows the details surrounding your crash. Doing so can help you protect your compensation options. Please continue reviewing our website and blog for more about Ohio car accidents.