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Why You Shouldn't Post About Your Accident on Social Media

Why You Shouldn't Post About Your Accident on Social Media

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 5-Nov-2016

In today’s day and age of social media, almost everything gets a post on social media—write a new update, send out a tweet, post a pic of your lunch, share a cute cat video, etc. People use social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to connect and share like never before. Many people might not know this, but sharing and posting information if you are in a car accident is not a good idea. Our Atlanta auto accident attorneys explain why you should be cautious about what you post and how your pics or tweets could be used against you in an injury case.

Think twice before sharing these things on social media:

  • “I’m okay. I wasn’t injured” – Letting your loved ones know that you are alright is a natural inclination for many individuals. However, saying that you are fine and not injured is not a good idea. You might think you are not injured now, but many injuries don’t reveal themselves until time has passed. If you are experiencing pain, headaches, or stiffness later on, you don’t want an insurance company to use your status to claim that your injuries were not due to the accident.
  • “I am so sorry” – Apologizing or saying sorry might seem like a polite gesture in a situation as stressful as a car accident, but these words can quickly be used to dismantle your case. If you apologize, an insurance company can take your words as an admission of guilt, even if you are clearly not the liable party. Don’t post things that could be interpreted as your fault.
  • “I don’t know what happened…” – If you suggest something in your status update that could discredit your account of events or what occurred, an insurance company can definitely use that against you. When faced with insurance companies, you want to be able to have a valid and trustworthy account of the event. Your testimonial is an important one so don’t discredit it before your case even begins.

For more advice about auto accidents and personal injury cases, contact The Weinstein Firm, LLC. today.

Categories: Auto Accidents