Why You Must Refrain From Posting on Social Media After Filing a Personal Injury Claim

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There are few things worse than being involved in an accident that was simply not your fault. Unfortunately, many of these accidents also lead to very serious injuries. If you are someone who was recently injured in an accident, whether on the road or on foot, due to another party’s negligence, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you cope with any economic or non-economic damages you’ve sustained as a result. Our firm can help you fight for this compensation, but you should understand that you must do your part as well. One of the most important things you can do after an accident and during the claims process is to refrain from posting on social media. Please continue reading and reach out to our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys to learn more about why you should avoid social media after filing a personal injury claim.

Why You Should Avoid Social Media After Filing a Personal Injury Claim

When you bring a personal injury claim against someone who caused your injury, you will deal with their insurance company. You should understand that insurance companies are businesses, and often, they care more about their bottom line than helping those who’ve been wrongfully injured. Because of this, they will often monitor the social media accounts of those who bring claims against them to see if they post anything that even remotely contradicts their claim. So, for example, if you say that you broke your leg due to another party’s negligence, though you post a picture of you at a dance, they may use that picture to prove that you “aren’t really injured,” even if they have to take it out of context. This is why it is always best to simply refrain from posting until your claim is resolved, no matter how harmless you think the post may be.

Maximizing Your Chances of Winning a Claim

To further improve your chances of winning a personal injury claim, you should try to gather evidence at the scene of the accident that we can use to satisfy the burden of proof. Some of the most useful forms of evidence can include the following:

  • Pictures of the unsafe conditions that caused the accident
  • Pictures/videos of any property damage caused by the accident
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical documents/bills pertaining to your injury
  • A copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident
  • Surveillance footage of your accident as it happened

For any further questions or if you are ready to get started, please do not hesitate to give us a call today.

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Ansbacher Law is composed of knowledgeable attorneys who are ready to assist clients with various legal matters throughout North Florida. We understand the urgency of your personal injury claim and additional legal matters, which is why we provide each of our clients with compassionate and efficient legal assistance, every step of the way. Please contact our office for an initial consultation today.