The insurance company may use your social media activities to contradict your personal injury claim.
The internet, particularly social media, have become almost an addiction for many people. Take a look around and you will find people fixated on their smartphones. If you are involved in a car accident lawsuit, be careful about using Twitter, Facebook, and other social media platforms. Defense attorneys and insurance companies may use your social media activities to contradict your claim. In some cases, this strategy is successful.
Posting on Social Media
Photos and comments posted on social media can hurt your case. If you have filed a car accident lawsuit claiming a back injury and you post a photo of yourself lifting weights in the gym or playing soccer with your kids, the insurance adjuster can use those postings as evidence against your claim. Your posted comments on social media can also be used against you.
Avoid Using Social Media
You should not give the insurance company anything that they could potentially misrepresent or manipulate in order to damage your case. The goal of the insurance company is to reduce any settlements as much as possible. In order to protect your claim, take a break from social media while your lawsuit is pending. If you do use social media, practice these safety tips to protect your legal rights:
- Make any postings factual and brief.
- Set your social media account to family and friends only.
- Do not accept any friend or follow request from people you do not know.
Chicago Auto Crash Attorney
If you have been injured in a car accident, talk to a Chicago auto crash attorney for legal advice. Call Willens Law Offices at (312) 957-4166.