Car accidents are jarring, and often, they leave those involved seriously injured. Fortunately, for many who’ve been wrongfully injured in auto accidents here in California, there is legal recourse available. For years, the Law Offices of Allister R. Liao have fought on behalf of countless car accident victims, and they are prepared to fight for you too. That said, though your attorney will take the helm when it comes to bringing your injury claim, there are certain actions that you should take, as well as certain things you should avoid throughout the claims process. One of the most important things to avoid after filing your claim is posting on social media. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated San Mateo County, California car accident lawyer to learn more about why you should refrain from using social media and how our legal team can help you get the compensation you need.
Why should I avoid using social media when filing a car accident injury claim?
If you’re like most people, you enjoy posting on social media to let others know what you’ve been up to. For this reason, it may seem natural to post about your accident or your recovery on social media. However, the truth is, it’s best to avoid posting altogether once we file your claim, and for various reasons.
To start, since insurance companies are businesses, more often than not, their primary concern is saving and making money–not the recovery of someone who has been injured by one of their policyholders. Because of this, when someone files an injury claim, they can bet that insurance companies will be checking their social media accounts to see if they post anything that contradicts their claim, even slightly. If they do, the insurance company will likely try and use it against you to “prove” that you don’t really qualify for financial compensation.
Even certain posts that you may consider innocent, such as you on a dance floor at a wedding several months after your injury has healed can easily ruin your personal injury claim. For this reason, it’s best to simply hire an attorney and avoid posting on social media altogether until your claim is resolved.
If you have any other questions or would like to learn more about the injury claims process, please don’t hesitate to speak with our legal team today.
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The Law Offices of Allister R. Liao proudly handles the gamut of auto accident injury claims for clients here in San Mateo County and throughout California. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.