Should I Stop Using Social Media When Filing an Injury Claim?

James Law Office, LLC

Few things are worse than being involved in an accident of any sort, especially when those accidents lead to serious injuries. Unfortunately, people are hurt due to no fault of their own virtually every day here in South Carolina, and if you’re one of them, you’re likely concerned about your future. Fortunately for most accident victims, legal recourse is available via a personal injury claim. That said, though your attorney’s job is to gather and present evidence on your behalf, there are certain things you’ll need to do (or avoid doing) during the process. One of the most important things you can do is refrain from posting on social media once we file your personal injury claim. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Darlington, South Carolina personal injury lawyer to learn more.

Why Should I Stop Using Social Media During the Personal Injury Claim Process?

When considering the prospect of using social media after filing an injury claim, you’ll need to understand that insurance companies are businesses. Like any business, the insurance company handling your claim will have the end goal of losing as little money as possible. In short, the insurance companies aren’t your friend. They care more about their bottom line than they do about your health and well-being.

Therefore, once you file a personal injury claim against a given insurance company, you can bet that they’ll look for any reason, any potential contradiction in your story, that they can use to deny you the compensation you deserve and need. So, for example, if you say you broke your leg in an auto accident caused by another person’s negligence, but you post a picture of you running a marathon, there’s a strong chance the other party’s insurance company will use this picture against you to try and “prove” you aren’t “really injured.” They will do so even if the picture is taken out of context, or it’s been months since your initial injury and you’ve now healed.

For this reason, it’s best to avoid the potential headache and simply refrain from using social media until your claim is resolved. We know it can be tempting, but you shouldn’t risk sabotaging yourself. Our legal team will expeditiously fight for the best outcome possible on your behalf.

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James Law Office handles a wide array of personal injury claims, including injuries sustained in auto accidents, slip & fall accidents, and more. Contact our firm today.

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