When you file a personal injury claim, The Barnes Firm’s best personal injury lawyers in New York & California have found that using social media will only hurt your case.
The Guardian reported that insurance companies are getting on social media and using claimants’ posts against them. The number-one goal was to catch insurance fraudsters – people who weren’t really injured but filed injury claims anyhow. The problem is, we all want to show off the best of our lives on social media. People generally only want to share the good times, not the bad.
However, that could be a roadblock when it comes to proving a case. Those posts showing your smiling face could hurt your case, and for many claimants, it has!
If the insurance company finds your social media accounts, they’ll try to use them in the worst way possible in an attempt to persuade the court that you’re not injured. After all, how could this person be visibly happy if they’ve been hurt in an accident?