How Social Media Can Compromise a Car Crash Case

These days, many people go on social media to share events in their lives both large and small. From the birth of a baby to what you made for dinner, sharing your experiences on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media sites is a normal behavior. Therefore, if you are in a serious car accident, it is only natural that you may want to share this traumatic experience online.

Unfortunately, it is always wise to resist the temptation to post on social media about your car accident – especially if you have not yet contacted an attorney about your injuries. In fact, it may be a good idea to stay off social media altogether for the following reasons and more.

We Don’t Always Tell the Whole Truth on Social Media

We tend to portray our “best lives” on social media and often this means fudging the truth a little bit. If you post on social media and tell a version of events that is even slightly off from the truth, it can be used against you later.

Posts and Photos can be Misinterpreted

Few people pay attention to the full context of social media posts and yours can be interpreted in different ways. For example, if you claim that you are seriously injured and in pain and then you change a profile picture to you on vacation or even having a good time with friends, it can be alleged that your injuries are not as serious as you claim.

Even Deleted Material can be Used Against You

Even if you later regret a post and delete it, it will be kept in the cloud and can be accessible by an adverse party in a legal claim to be used as evidence against you. Therefore, it is always best to refrain from posting in the first place.

Call an Ocala Auto Accident Attorney for a Free Consultation

An important role of an attorney after a car accident is to advise you of what to do and what not to do to ensure that you have the strongest case possible. The Ocala car accident lawyers at Meldon Law will guide you through every step of your case and will always strive for the maximum amount of compensation possible for you. If you would like to learn more about how we can assist you, call us today at (352) 373-8000.

1https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/evidence

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