You were driving to work on a morning like any other when–BAM– someone hit your car from behind. You stayed calm, you called the police, and you’ve secured legal services. You may be tempted to post online about your accident so family members or friends know what happened, especially if you were injured, but there are many reasons we recommend against doing so. Below is a list of social media do’s and don’ts following a car accident.
Post pictures or details about the accident.
Anything you post online can be used against you. Avoid sharing anything about your accident on any social media pages, as well as in private messages.
Post about your location
If you were hurt, but you posted about going on a trip with your family shortly following the accident, this can be used to discredit the severity of your injury.
Delete posts to attempt to hide information.
This can be seen as destruction of evidence, so you’re better off not posting about it in the first place.
Share medical information or updates.
A post that simply says that you’re feeling better could be used as evidence that you weren’t badly injured in your accident.
Blame or take blame.
Taking blame can be seen as admitting fault, which would make you liable. Regardless of who you think is at fault, don’t say so online!
Set accounts to private.
This prevents other parties from accessing your profiles to try and find incriminating posts related to the accident.
Keep photos and evidence.
These are very important to have, just keep them offline.
Tell family and friends to not make these social media mistakes.
Now that you know what not to post, make sure your friends and family know too!
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