Giving Social Media the Cold Shoulder while Your Claim is Pending
For many of us, social media is far more than a way to while away a few minutes – it’s become part of our lives. Generally, social media doesn’t pose challenges in our lives, but if you’ve been injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, this may not be the case. The fact is that the insurance company is very interested in every move you make, and social media can be an excellent resource for them. If another driver’s negligence leaves you injured, take a break from social media and reach out to an experienced Beverly Hills car accident attorney.
Mining Your Social Media Posts
The insurance company that is handling your claim has a singular focus on minimizing your settlement by discrediting it in whatever way it can, including by casting doubt on the extent of your injuries or by shifting fault away from their policyholder and toward you. Social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram often serve as prime hunting grounds for damaging information.
Consider the following:
- Accident victims commonly post on social media that they’re fine and that their followers and friends shouldn’t worry. The insurance company will read this as evidence that you weren’t as seriously injured as you indicated in your claim.
- Those pictures and posts that are intended to show you living your best life can come back to haunt your claim. The insurance company will use this information to bolster the idea that your life wasn’t drastically altered by the accident.
- Anything you post about the accident will be parsed and twisted to reflect what the insurance company wants it to mean, which makes simply not posting an excellent idea.