What to Know About Posting on Social Media Following an Accident

If you are looking to file a personal injury claim after being injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, it is best to avoid social media for the time being. To learn more about why you should avoid posting online during this time, continue reading. For assistance with your upcoming claim, give our experienced Howard County personal injury attorney a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you.

Should I post on social media after an accident?

For many, it might be second nature to update your social media if you have been injured in an accident. Posting online is a way for many to keep their loved ones updated, especially when something drastic occurs. However, it is best to avoid posting to social media altogether during this time. Specifically, you must avoid posting about your accident, injury, and recovery online. It is also important that you refrain from posting photos of yourself, your injury, or any activities you may partake in. Finally, you should warn your family and friends to refrain from tagging and posting any photos of you during this timeframe.

What if my social media is private?

It is best to avoid adding new friends or accepting new following during this time. You may also want to private your accounts. Private accounts may help you feel safer. However, they do not actually protect your information. This is because a defense attorney still has access to the content you post on social media, even if they are not public. This is true for deleted posts and private conversations.

What are the benefits of not posting online during a personal injury claim?

If you claim that you have a severe injury such as a severely injured knee as a result of an accident and you make a post online about you taking a walk or otherwise being active, a defense attorney may use this post to question the validity of your claim.

It is all too easy for a social media post to undermine your claim’s credibility. It is best to avoid retelling the event of your accident or making any statements about your injuries. This can also hurt your case.

It is important to note that what you discuss with your attorney is confidential. It must not be shared online. You must maintain this confidentiality to avoid giving private and important information to the defense.

To learn more about the steps you can take to increase your chances of filing a successful claim after an accident, give our firm a call today.

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If you or a family member have been injured in a personal injury accident and wish to speak with an attorney, contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today.

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