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Why Car Accident Victims Need to Be Wary of Social Media

 Posted on July 10, 2023 in Truck Accidents

Dallas, TX car accident attorneyIf you are like most American adults, you log on to at least one social media platform with some regularity. As one of the primary purposes of social media is to share one’s views and experiences with loved ones, colleagues, and the wider world, you may be tempted to discuss your recent car accident on social media. Yet, it is important to understand that car accident victims can unintentionally compromise their ability to pursue rightful compensation simply by posting on social media before their insurance and legal cases are resolved. As a result, you can safeguard your interests by foregoing social media activity at this time. At minimum, you will want to take great care when posting anything at all.

Why Social Media Activity Can Be So Consequential in Civil Cases 

It is not simply discussions of injuries and accident-related details on social media that can land a motor vehicle crash victim in trouble. Even seemingly innocuous content can be misinterpreted or twisted by insurance claims adjusters, opposing counsel, and other interested parties.

For example, say that you have achieved a new goal in physical therapy, which you started as a result of your injuries. To celebrate, you post a picture in which you are raising your arms above your head. Although it still hurts too much to keep them there for more than 10 seconds, you want to celebrate this achievement. That simple act could be used by any party that owes you compensation as evidence that you are not hurt at all.

Insurance companies often hire expert investigators to do background research on alleged car accident victims. This research may continue for the duration of a case. Because the insurance companies are trying to make money, they may portray anything they find on social media in a light that helps them and harms a car accident victim, even if it is untrue. 

Connect with a Dallas Car Accident Lawyer Today to Learn More 

By scheduling a free case evaluation with a reputable Dallas, TX motor vehicle accident lawyer, you can better understand how to safeguard your interests as your insurance and legal challenges unfold.  

Attorney Jerry D. Andrews, P.C., has years of experience advocating on behalf of accident victims just like you. Whether your situation is relatively straightforward or unusually complex, seeking his personalized guidance can help to better ensure that you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled. To learn more, consider scheduling your free consultation today by calling the firm at 214-221-5800 or by reaching out online. You do not have to navigate the complexities of your situation alone. 


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