In recent years, social media has been increasingly used to bring awareness to car accident claims. As more and more people take to platforms like Twitter and Facebook to share their stories, it is becoming easier for potential clients to be reached without spending a lot on expensive marketing campaigns.
Lawyers can also benefit from the power of social media when searching for witnesses or evidence in order to validate their clients' claims. While there are still a few legal hurdles associated with using social media as part of legal proceedings, the overall impact that this technology has had on car accident claims is undeniably transformative.
What You Post On Social Media Can Be Used Against You When Seeking Compensation
Social media is increasingly becoming a part of our everyday lives; however, it can also impact us in unexpected ways. It is important to be aware that the content you post on any public form of social media following a crash can be used against you when seeking compensation.
Courts have permitted insurance companies and lawyers to request access to individuals' social media accounts as evidentiary evidence in gaining more information about an individual’s state of mind or physical abilities following an incident. Responsible drivers should take extra caution regarding their online activities to ensure they are not negatively impacting their legal cases in any way.
It’s Best to Avoid Any Details of the Case When Posting on Social Media
Insurance companies have access to social media and can use posts about car accidents to their advantage. It's always best to be cautious when talking about an accident on social media, as claims adjusters often vet potential claimants and look for information that suggests negligence or wrongdoing.
Posts that contain details of the accident, such as who may have been at fault, or comments related to insurance matters like coverage or claims processes, can be used against you in a court of law. Victims should avoid specifying any details pertaining to an accident claim and instead leave this matter up to their attorneys and/or insurance company.
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