If you are a social media fan, you might post all sorts of personal information online, from details about the vacation you took last month to what you ate for dinner last night.
However, there are limits to the information you should provide on social media. Here are four ways posting about the injuries you received in a car crash could disrupt your case.
1. Risky comments
In writing about the injuries you received in a car accident, you might inadvertently make statements inconsistent with those you made at the time of the accident. Without meaning to, you might also admit to some level of fault for the crash.
2. Damaging photos
Social media visitors who see photos that show you participating in certain kinds of activities may conclude that your injuries were not as severe as you claim. This can cause problems if insurance adjusters visit your site. Photos of a healthier you, even those taken before the car crash, could complicate your claim for compensation.
3. Posts by others
Be careful what you say to family and friends about the car crash and your injuries. Others could post comments about the accident that could harm your case and ultimately your claim for financial compensation.
4. Possible friend requests
Be wary of “friend” requests from people you do not know. It is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster to use this means of gaining information from your site. Remember that like any other business, an insurance company focuses on profits. They will use any information they can obtain through social media to reduce the amount of compensation you have a right to expect or even to deny your claim altogether.