Traffic crashes and posting on social media

Published By | Nov 11, 2017 | Personal Injury & Wrongful Death |

There are many aspects of traffic collisions that victims have to consider, such as recovering from the physical consequences of a crash (broken bones, lacerations, etc.) to addressing the emotional and even financial ramifications (hospital bills, missed work). If you were involved in a traffic collision recently, it is important to remember that there are even more factors you may want to take into consideration. For example, it would probably be a good idea to watch what you share on social media, particularly if you anticipate legal action or filing an insurance claim.

We understand how tempting it can be to share something on social media, especially if you are upset about an accident that turned your life into chaos or would like to find a sense of support from others who have been through this. Moreover, you may have all sorts of questions and want to look for answers. Regrettably, some people have shared certain details on various social networking platforms only to have their posts come back to haunt them. For example, sharing information about the extent of injuries or details surrounding the accident could be used as evidence. If you plan on uploading video, photos, or messages about what you have been through, it is important to be cautious and avoid sharing anything potentially damaging.

Motor vehicle crashes can be devastating, but victims should never feel as if they are helpless. Our personal injury and wrongful death section has more material that is relevant to recovering from a traffic collision.