10 Ways to Ruin Your Claim Using Social Media

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10 Ways to Ruin Your Claim Using Social Media

Social Media has come a long way. What was once merely forums of discussion on specific topics, now has become fully integrated in our daily routine. Wake up-check Facebook newsfeed. Having lunch-post picture on Instagram. Watching TV-follow discussion on Twitter. Not to mention a host of other platforms that let people know where we are, what we are doing and what we are thinking at any given moment.  Although this ability to see into people’s lives may be useful, it can also be very dangerous.

Posting anything on the internet can be permanent and damaging, so be very cautious of what you decide to post online. If you choose pursue a claim, you may be entitled to compensation under the law. Insurance companies and their legal team may use information posted on the internet to harm your legitimate claim.

Here are ten ways that may guarantee your claim is ruined from using social media:

1. Posting pictures of you dancing at a party after your injury.

2. Sharing how you had a blast running a 5k when your damages include an injured leg.

3. Being tagged in pictures that show you doing something illegal.

4. Writing on your friend’s wall how about excited you are to go on a cruise now that you will have money from all your damages.

5. “Checking in” at the gym on Facebook when you are supposedly bedridden.

6. Posting before and after pictures of your accident on Facebook before you have talked to your lawyer.

7. Accepting a friend request from an Insurance Adjuster.

8. Posting a “selfie” on Instagram that shows your bruises and cast being off for a while.

9. Writing a detailed blog about your accident before seeking an attorney.

10. Tweeting about how you loved going skiing during your recovery period.

Although some of the comments listed are humorous, there can be devastating consequences to your claim even if what you were to post or write seems harmless.

A simple rule to follow is ALWAYS speak with an attorney before using social media if you are pursuing, or intend to pursue, a claim.

If you or someone you know have been injured in an accident, contact us today for a complimentary case consultation.


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