Posted by: Kemmy Law Firm
Social media like Facebook and Snapchat can bring people together, but it can also cause problems if you’re not careful. You will likely want to update friends and family after a car accident. But, it can hurt your insurance claim if you say too much or the wrong thing.
Learn how to handle a personal injury claim in the Permian Basin from the experienced attorneys at Kemmy Law Firm. We will file your claim and guide you through it. With offices in San Antonio, Texas; Odessa-Midland, Texas; and Hobbs, New Mexico, we will handle the stress while you focus on recovery.
Anything you post on social media will be used against you. Don’t assume anything is protected by your privacy settings, either. They can get information if it is set to “public” or request it during the discovery process. Some insurance employees are even sneaky and may friend request you to follow along with your posts.
The insurance company’s goal is to collect information that shows you are not hurt or not as bad as you are saying. For example, if you tell the insurance company you can’t stand for longer than 10 minutes but post that you went grocery shopping, they can use that information against you.
It’s best to avoid posting on social media altogether until your personal injury claim is complete. Posts about physical activities and symptoms will be used as well as emotional results of the crash.
It’s understandable to post that you’ve been in a car accident, but don’t post any details. Don’t tell people you are “okay” or “fine.” You can tell them you are getting medical treatment or aren’t sure about your status. But, don’t describe your symptoms or how they’re affecting your life. The insurance company may think you’re under or over-exaggerating things in some way.
People will want to know how your accident occurred. They will likely ask you for details. Don’t tell them what happened or point any fingers. Even if you think you know exactly what happened and who was at fault, there could be more to it than that.
Let your attorney investigate all of the parties that might be responsible. There may even be more than one person or company to blame. Let them find out exactly what happened before you talk to anyone else about it.
You might be excited to know that you’re going to get a settlement after a wreck. However, your settlement is probably confidential. You should keep all of the details to yourself. Don’t tell anyone, and don’t post about it on social media.
Insurance claims can be difficult after a crash. Don’t make them worse by posting about it on social media and encouraging people to ask unnecessary questions. Call Kemmy Law Firm to guide you through the process. You can reach us at (210) 750-1019 or use our online contact form.
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When you work with us at Kemmy Law Firm, you are working with a family run firm with more than 50 years of combined experience. We are dedicated and successful trial attorneys practicing in West TX, Hobbs, NM, Midland-Odessa, and across the Permian Basin. Our team handles everything from catastrophic injury claims to complex business matters. We are here to fight for you. We dedicate our time and attention to your case and use every resource available to maximize your claim and obtain the best possible outcome.