Can Using Social Media Hurt My Personal Injury Claim?

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If you’re someone who was injured due to the negligence of another, you’re most likely looking to file a personal injury claim to get compensated for the damages you’ve incurred. That said, while your Jacksonville personal injury lawyer will do the “heavy lifting,” so to speak, there are certain things you should, and should not, do during the claims process. One of the most important things to avoid when filing a personal injury claim is posting on social media. Read on and reach out to our seasoned legal team to learn more about why you need to abstain from social media use once you file your claim.

Why You Need to Stop Using Social Media When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

The first thing you need to understand is that insurance companies are businesses, and, not unlike most other businesses, their primary concern is their bottom line. Simply put, insurance companies are not your friend, and in most cases, they care far more about saving money than they do about your health and well-being. That said, though insurance companies aren’t on your side, your personal injury attorney is. Your attorney will work tirelessly to collect evidence, meet deadlines, and ultimately recover the compensation you deserve and need after a serious injury.

Unfortunately, clients can sometimes jeopardize their own personal injury claims by posting on social media during the claims process. Once you file your claim, you can bet that insurance companies will be vigilantly monitoring your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may even remotely contradict your claim. For example, if you say you suffered a leg injury, but you post a picture of you running in a marathon, they may use this to “prove” that you don’t truly need compensation to heal. Even if the picture is an old one, or if they have to take it out of context, they’ll likely do everything they can to deny you your rightful compensation.

For this reason, it’s simply best to refrain from posting on social media altogether until your personal injury claim is resolved. If you have any additional questions about social media usage during the claims process, or if you’d like to learn whether you may have a valid case, please don’t hesitate to reach out to our competent legal team today. We’re here to help you in any way we can.


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