In today's 24/7 connected world, we turn to social media to inform our friends of the events of our lives, from the trivial - a photo of our dinner - or those that are more serious, like a car accident.
But posting photos and other updates of an accident, including any injuries you may have sustained, is definitely not a good idea as you will be revealing information that can be used against you in a settlement.
Be Very Cautious with Social Media after an Accident
A word on the privacy of social media postings - even if you've restricted access to friends and family, postings can be shared and inadvertently reach the opposing insurance company or attorney. Assume that anything on social media is not private.
Here's How Your Postings and Photos Can Be Used Against You
Let's say that you are involved in an auto accident with another vehicle and you initiate a lawsuit against that driver for negligence. The other driver's insurance company and defense attorney will try to collect any available information about you, including researching your social media posts.
Here are some examples of postings that can be very damaging to your case:
When it comes to social media, err on the side of caution. Remember, anything you post can be used against you.