Social media is both a gift and a curse. Used to connect with friends and family, it can also be turned against you if you aren’t careful.
Your public posts may become evidence in the courtroom. Any statement you make online can be interpreted in a negative way.
Your internet presence includes blog posts, TikTok, Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and any other public internet forums.
Don’t Share on Social After an Accident.
Of course, you may want to let friends and family know you are ok, but do not post anything about the accident. Insurance adjusters are always looking for ways to lower your settlement to increase their bottom line. Our advice? Stay off your social accounts during this period. Attorneys Kaiman and Crahan have your best interests at heart and want to protect you from misinterpretation.
Deactivate or Delete Your Profile.
Even if you don’t post something, someone else could tag you in a post. You can either temporarily disable your account or delete it while your case is still being decided. If you aren’t comfortable with either of these options, set your account to private so that insurance adjusters can’t look at your profile without adding you as a friend.
Accidents complicate your life in numerous ways, making it harder to resume day-to-day life. With the help of an experienced attorney at Kaiman & Crahan, you may be able to get compensation for your physical and emotional pain, missed earnings, and inability to function normally at home. Remember to always play it safe and keep your digital footprint in mind. Feel free to reach out to us if you’ve suffered due to an accident and need legal representation.