If you have been injured in a car accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible for compensation. However, in order to get maximum compensation in your injury case, you have to be careful about what you do and say from now on. This is especially true when it comes to social media.

Here are a few reasons why you shouldn’t post on your social media pages after a car accident.

What You Say Can Be Used Against You

If you are pursuing a car accident claim against a negligent driver, you better believe that the driver’s insurance company will investigate you. They want to find any information they can to devalue your claim. That’s why many insurance companies look at accident victims’ Facebook, Instagram and other social media pages. You may accidentally post something that can be used against you later on. For example, if you are claiming that you suffered a back injury from a car accident and post about how you’ve been hiking, the insurance company could argue that you aren’t as injured as you claim to be.

Likewise, if you sustained a neck injury in the accident and post photos or videos of yourself at an amusement park, the insurance company may start to doubt your story. They may wonder why you’re at an amusement park if you’re injured. 

People Can Tag You in Photos

When you’re in the middle of a car accident claim, you also have to be weary about your friends tagging you in photos on your social media. Even if you didn’t post it yourself, being tagged in a photo or video might look bad. For instance, if you’re claiming that you’re recovering from a broken leg and a friend tags you in a picture at a social gathering, you could lose credibility.

Replies Can Also Cause Issues

When you post on your social media pages, you may encourage people to reply with their thoughts. While this normally wouldn’t be a problem, it could cause problems in your car accident. For example, if you posted that you were at an anniversary party and someone replies with, “I can’t believe you had the strength to run around like that.” This kind of reply could make the insurance company doubt that you are truly injured.

If you were hurt in a car accident, contact an accident lawyer San Fernando Valley, CA residents prefer, like one from Unidos Legales