In the age of sharing every last detail of our lives on social media, many people would think that posting after being involved in an accident is not that big of a deal. It is common to not even think twice before posting the most benign details of life online.
When it comes to posting on social media after an accident , there is one very good reason to avoid doing so, however The insurance companies who are attempting to reduce the value of your settlement offer are most likely watching to see if you will anything they can use against you on social media platforms. Their goal is to find information that might hurt your claim. One of the best places to seek out this information is on your Facebook page. A simple screenshot of a post or a comment on your Facebook page can be incredibly damaging as you are going through the claims process. There is nothing preventing a representative at the insurance company from finding your Facebook profile and attempting to dig for information on your page, especially if your profile is set to public.
How to Protect Your Data From the Insurance Companies
Although it is often tempting to share the details of your accident on Facebook, your attorney will most likely advise you to refrain from posting anything. There is simply no reason to give the insurance companies any information that can help them in their attempt to offer you less money for a settlement.
In order to protect your data from the insurance companies, it is best to simply avoid posting anything at all to Facebook. That said, it is difficult to manage what other people might post to your own Facebook page and this information can be damaging as well. During this time, you might consider closely monitoring your page and making sure to delete any comments that relate to your accident in any way.
After an accident, it is advisable to completely lock your Facebook page with every security setting in order to prohibit those viewers who are not on your list of accepted friends to look at your page. Better yet, delete your page altogether while you are going through the claims process. You can always reactivate it once you have reached a fair settlement and moved on from the accident.
Speak with a Skilled North Carolina and South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Right Away
If you’ve been injured and believe that another party is at-fault, your best course of action is to speak with an experienced attorney who can outline the details of your situation. The more information you can keep private, the better your chances of receiving a fair settlement to compensate for your injuries. The legal process can quickly become complicated and confusing, and Bice Law is here to help. Call us today at 877-BICE-877. We can set up a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online. Don’t delay, reach out today.