Is It Safe To Use Social Media After My Accident?
To learn about whether you should use social media after your injury accident, please read on.
Is Social Media Use On The Rise?
Facebook is the largest social media platform in the world, with around 2.4 billion users. Others, like Whatsapp and Youtube, have more than one billion users each. Tumblr and TikTok aren't far behind, with over half a billion users each. 1 These numbers are huge - there are 7.7 billion people in the world, and at least 3.5 billion of us online. This means social media platforms are commonly used by internet users. 2
Can Social Media Hurt My Accident Case?
Social media can be a great way to connect with friends, family and colleagues. But, social media holds potentially fatal traps for the unwary that can derail and even destroy your serious personal injury case. If you've read Gardner Law's FAQs about insurance adjusters and Insurance Tactics, then you already know that the insurance company's goal is to pay you as little as possible for your serious injury claim, and look for ways to not pay you at all.
So, the insurance company, their attorneys and investigators, may delve into your personal life by rummaging through all of your social media accounts, looking for things to use against you to ruin your case. The best advice is to not use social media until your serious personal injury case is fully and completely resolved. For some people, this might not be realistic. If you decide not to quit social media cold-turkey, try to limit your use as much as you possibly can.
Treat your serious personal injury claim like the private matter that it is - by following these social media "rules to live by" after your accident case.
I Have More Questions About Social Media and My Accident. Who Should I Ask?
If you have questions about social media or any other aspect of your serious personal injury case, you need to talk to a good attorney. First, calling 911 and seek medical care. My name is Renée Yvonne Gardner. I am the attorney at Gardner Law. I speak Spanish - hablo español. I have experience with personal injury and wrongful death accident.
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