It often seems like American teenagers are always on their phones. Yet, it isn’t just teens who can’t get enough of screens. Millions of adults in the U.S. do business, stay connected with loved ones, shop and generally remain organized and informed via screens. Therefore, it’s not surprising that millions of American adults use social media every day, as they are already on their phones or other devices much of the time.
If you’ve recently been hurt because of a car accident, it may be tempting to talk about your experience on social media. However, it’s important to ignore that urge until you have secured all of the compensation you’re entitled to. Why? What you do on social media now can impact your insurance claims and any lawsuit you may need to file to hold another party responsible for your injuries.
Why is social media activity a problem right now?
Even if you keep your social media accounts pretty private, social media platforms are public. This means that, if they dig hard enough, insurance companies and other lawyers can track down your social media activity and potentially use it to devalue your case. Even if you only post pictures of you playing with your dog, these posts might be used as evidence that you’re not really as hurt as you claim to be.
It is better to be safe than sorry. So, to better ensure that you receive the full value of the compensation you’re owed, it’s a good idea to stay off of social media until your case is closed. If you can’t stay off Facebook, Twitter, etc. entirely right now, just be very careful about what you choose to post and get some experienced legal guidance.