If you’re like many California residents, you love using social media. Although this is the norm, there are some instances when you should avoid doing so. Car accidents are one of them; this is why it’s better to refrain from posting after a crash.
Photos can be damaging
Posting photos on social media is normal, but after motor vehicle accidents, it should be avoided. Any mundane pictures of you looking healthy can be damaging if you have filed a car accident lawsuit. You may also be tempted to post some of your injuries to show your contacts what you’ve endured, but that’s also a bad idea. Instead, contact friends and family to let them know and keep it off of social media.
Posts can be used against you
Don’t make any posts discussing your car accident or lawsuit on social media. Even if it wasn’t your fault, if you rant about the situation, anyone can see your comments. This can result in what you say being used against you in your case and hurt your chances of a successful claim for damages.
Nothing is truly private
Remember that even if you have privacy settings enabled to their highest level on social media, anyone can still see your posts if they put enough effort into it. If you have a car accident lawsuit pending, an investigator can uncover your posts. Depending on what’s found, it could impact the compensation you’re seeking.
Handling social media
While it’s best to avoid social media after an accident, you have to be smart if you choose to continue using it. Don’t post anything about the car crash or lawsuit. Instead, post about animals, TV shows, your family and anything else you enjoy.
Social media can be your downfall in many situations. Sharing too much information can come back to bite you.