How to Use Social Media during a Car Accident Claim

The average American is now on more than one social networking site. From Facebook and Instagram, to Pinterest and Foursquare, it is very likely that you are active on more than one social networking site,. After you have been involved in an accident, it is natural for you to feel compelled to reassure your friends and family that you’re okay, by posting on your Facebook, or Tweeting to your followers. However, don’t simply post that you were involved in an accident and are perfectly fine, and that nobody needs to worry. That could cause an insurance adjuster, who will go through your tweets later, to wonder whether your injuries are really that serious at all.

Make no mistake-your insurance adjuster is going to dig online for information about your injuries. Facebook can provide a treasure trove of information. Even with the privacy settings, you may find that not all of your pictures or posts are completely inaccessible to an insurance adjuster. To learn more about how you can protect your interests in a car accident claim, discuss your case with a Denver car accident lawyer.

It’s best to completely avoid all social media activity, while your car accident claim is pending, but if that is not possible, limit activity as much as possible. Stay factual, keep posts very brief, and avoid uploading pictures. Don’t discuss your injuries, medical treatment or recovery with anyone online. Don’t accept friend requests from strangers, and especially not your insurance adjuster.

To learn more about the dangers of using social media during a car accident claim, speak to a Denver car accident lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.