Social Media May Hurt Your Car Accident Claim

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In today’s world, social media is the best place to provide updates on life events. However, sometimes it’s best not to provide an update at all. In the event of a car accident, the last thing you should do is take your comments and concerns to social media. While you may receive support and advice from your friends and family on these platforms, it’s not worth the damage posts can cause to your case. If you’ve recently been in a car accident, there are certain things you should not post on social media.

Details about or photos of the accident.

Car accidents can cause a great deal of stress and you may feel confused and anxious about the entire situation. Although you may want to reach out for support on social media, we recommend that you not post anything or discuss the details of the accident with others before speaking with a car accident attorney.

Photos of yourself.

Recovering from a car accident is different for everyone. While you may feel okay for the first few initial hours after a car accident, some injuries may surface over the next few days. If an insurance company sees any photos of you where your injuries may not seem as significant as they really are, they will try to use the photos against you to say that you were exaggerating your injuries.

Tagging yourself in photos.

Insurance companies will dive deep into your personal socials to get as much information about you as possible. And, they will use any information they can find, including photos, against you in your case.

Refraining from using social media is our best recommendation. However, if you’ve already posted and are unsure if your claim is still valid, you may want to speak with the Cunningham Bounds team. We can evaluate your unique situation to make sure you get the best results from your claim.

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