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Why You Should Stay Off Social Media After a Car Crash

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a traumatic experience. As a car accident victim, you are flooded with overwhelming emotions and a surge of adrenaline, and the first thing you may want to do is update your family and friends about the event online. However, most people involved in crashes don't realize the detrimental impact one post can have on their claim.

People use social media to connect with their family, friends, coworkers, and virtual community. While we live in a digital age, and people are constantly updating their digital profiles, your social media presence after an accident can, unfortunately, be used against you by the other party and lead to grave consequences. Here's what you should know:

After a Car Accident: Don't Make These Social Media Mistakes

Avoid Oversharing on Social Platforms

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, the other party's insurance company and attorneys may be able to find your social media platforms to gather relevant evidence. Avoid posting photos of the accident, status updates, or anything related to the crash online.

The other driver's insurance company could use your social media posts against you. Even if you delete the posts, screenshots can be taken and used as evidence to prove that you were at fault or that your injuries aren't as severe as you claim; this could significantly harm your case. Here are some more tips to consider.

  • Avoid posting anything about your case.

  • Your social media posts may be interpreted as "admitting fault."

  • Try not to "check-in" on your social media platforms. This could be checking in to different places or engaging in activities with others.

Posting on social sites can hurt your case if you are not careful. Even if you were not at fault, your social media presence can be used against you as evidence and harm your credibility.

Contact Sacramento Car Accident Attorneys

At Piering Law Firm Our attorneys have over 50 years of combined legal experience and are completely committed to helping you during this difficult time. Let us work with you to pursue the compensation that builds a stable future for you and your family. We've recovered millions on behalf of the injured and their families.

If you or a loved one have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, we can help. Contact us today at (916) 476-2399 to schedule a free case consultation.