Now that friends and family are more likely to be on the other side of the country than on the other side of the street, sharing news on social media is simpler. Instead of calling or texting your loved ones, you can make one post and know that most of your friends and family will get the information.
One of the challenges that come with more social media is learning what to post and when. When it comes to a car accident, the wrong post on social media could create challenges.
Here’s why posting about your accident on social media could be a mistake.
Here’s what you should know before you post about your accident on social media.
When in doubt, don’t post
In many cases, courts consider social media posts public, even if you have a privacy setting applied to the post. Unfortunately, screenshots allow anyone to share a post, whether that was your intent or not. Also, when you reply to comments, you could say something that could work against you.
Once you have a resolution to your car accident claims and you have had a chance to heal, you can post an update for more distant friends and family. However, it is better to leave discussions of your car accident off of social media.
No pictures, please
Pictures of your accident will tell a story, but you do not want the wrong people deciding how to tell the story. You can make sure photos do not get into the wrong hands by sharing pictures with friends and family outside of social media posts.
Use caution with other posts, too
Keep in mind, posts about your accident are not the only types of social media posts that could create problems for your car accident claim. Posts about your activities could also create a problem if they could raise questions about your injuries.
A post about your weekend activities may seem irrelevant. Still, if the activity appears to conflict with your injuries, it could be problematic, especially if it conflicts with the timeline of your accident or injuries.