Let us admit it. Social media is our daily go-to place to express our feelings and emotions. Throughout the day, we spend at least a few minutes scrolling or posting something that happens to us. Following a personal injury accident, you may spend time at home recovering. During recovery, people tend to be most active on social media, considering they are not working.
During such times, engaging in different conversations on social media platforms is possible. While you may be unaware, social media posts play a vital role in your personal injury claims. In this blog post, we will shed light on everything you need to know about social media posts during your personal injury claim. If you have accidentally posted something about your claim online, speak to a Utah Injury Attorney to get assistance.
You may admit fault.
One of the worst things you can do is make a statement depicting you admitting fault. While you may not do this intentionally, the insurance company can assume your post or story is an admission of fault for the personal injury incident. This will allow them to lower or deny your compensation amount.
You may post your happy moments, which will show you are not as injured as you show.
Let us say you post an old picture of yourself having fun on a yacht or a beach. Unless the photo has a date stamp, the insurance company will believe the pictures are recent, and you are faking your injuries. Therefore, unless you are sure that the picture has the date stamp on it, never post your previous happy moments.
You may make apologies through your posts.
If you post a story or a normal post online that shows you are apologizing, it will again be an admission of fault from your end. Note that even if you do not intend to do it, the insurance company will assume you are apologizing for your contribution to the accident.
Keep your social media account private!
Keeping your accounts private is one way to ensure the insurance company does not stalk your personal social media profiles. Additionally, refrain from accepting follow requests from anyone else unless they are someone you know (until your personal injury case is settled).
You also need to ensure you do not end up making any statements on your social media accounts. If you have done that already, speak to an attorney who can help you.