Even though your cell phone can help you collect evidence after a car accident, you shouldn’t post any of those pictures or videos to social media. Immediately following an accident, you probably want to let your friends and loved ones know about your situation. Yet posting on social media can compromise your accident case in the long run, meaning you shouldn’t post, or else you’ll potentially harm your chances of compensation. Instead, you should contact Brassfield & Krueger, LTD to speak to a car accident attorney who can help you pursue a settlement. We offer individualized advice that’s specific to your case at a consultation.
Personal injury claims allow those hurt in traffic accidents to seek compensation for property loss and injuries they sustained. In order to receive compensation, the individual must file a personal injury claim, and the process is often complicated. Social media can be used by the other party to minimize their liability and limit the amount of compensation they will have to pay.
Admitting any liability, expressing remorse or suggesting the person might not be as injured as they claim can reduce the settlement. As such, social media should be avoided following a crash to avoid harming the chances of receiving compensation.
Keep in mind that you don’t have a right to privacy on social media. Anything you share can easily be accessed by opposing parties, their attorneys and insurance adjusters and potentially used against you. Whereas emails and text messages generally require a warrant to access, social media posts do not have these protections and are instead considered to be public statements. No matter how careful you are to maintain tight privacy settings, it’s still possible to find statements that can damage your claim.
There are several items that shouldn’t be posted to social media after an auto accident, including:
Knowing how to navigate social media after an accident is impartial to your case’s success. Avoid posting potentially damaging information or statements that can compromise your access to compensation, and instead, talk to an attorney at Brassfield & Krueger, LTD. We offer legal support to help you seek the settlement you deserve after an auto accident. Call today for a consultation.
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