If you have been involved in a Missouri auto accident, the insurance company will likely begin looking through your social media profiles.
If you are injured in a car accident, it can affect your entire world. In fact, it is not uncommon for people to want to tell the everyone in their life that they have been hurt and reach out to others for support. The first place that many people turn to is social media, but be careful as this might come back to hurt you.
If you are going to post to social media sites, it is important to avoid posting anything related to your car accident claim. Doing so can severely harm your case. If you are not careful, you could end up losing out on the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Why You Shouldn’t Post to Social Media
Many people assume that their social media account is private and that only a select few can see their posts. The problem is that regardless of your privacy settings, anything you post online can and will be used against you.
It is therefore important to avoid making any statements or comments about the accident on your social media. For example, expressing your opinion or making any personal remarks about what you “think” or “guess,” might be used against you. Any statement that you make could be misinterpreted or give the wrong impression and thus come back to hurt your claim.
If you make contradictory statements along the way, the opposition can use that as a tool to indicate that either you are unsure of what happened or you aren’t truthful.
Additionally, it is a good idea to avoid posting any pictures of video from the accident until your claim has been settled.
Get Legal Help
If you have been involved in a Missouri auto accident, the insurance company will likely begin looking through your social media profiles to see what you have been posting and try to use your posts to build a case against you. Do yourself a favor by not posting or mentioning anything related to your accident online. Instead, get in touch with an experienced St. Louis car accident attorney who can protect your legal rights and begin building a strong case for you.
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