Why You Should Avoid Posting on Social Media When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Dec 2, 2020 - Personal Injury

If you have recently been seriously injured in an accident, you are most likely now looking to hold the liable party accountable for your injuries via a personal injury claim. Our experienced Florida personal injury attorney is here to help, however, you should understand one of the most important things you can do to help yourself in this time is to refrain from posting on social media. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why should I refrain from posting on social media after filing a personal injury claim?

After an accident, if you file a personal injury claim against the negligent party who caused your injuries, you can expect that party’s insurance company to monitor your social media accounts. You must understand that insurance companies are businesses, and in many cases, they care more about their bottom line than they do about your well-being. This is why, oftentimes, they will monitor your online accounts to see if you post anything that may contradict your claim. For example, if you claim that you sustained a serious leg injury that prevents you from walking, yet you post a picture of yourself dancing or having a night out with friends, there is a very good chance that the insurance company will use this picture as “proof” that you are not truly injured, and that you, therefore, do not require financial compensation. In certain cases, they will even take certain pictures out of context and try to misconstrue them as something they are not. This is why it is best to refrain from posting on social media altogether until your claim is resolved, as even seemingly-harmless posts can be conflated and twisted to deny you your right to compensation.

What else can I do to improve my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

While refraining from posting on social media is one of the most important things you can do, there are several additional actions you can take to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim, such as receiving a copy of the police report filed at the accident, taking pictures of the accident, seeking medical treatment and documentation regarding your injuries from your doctor, and, of course, retaining the services of a knowledgeable Jacksonville personal injury attorney. 

Contact our experienced Florida firm

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.

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