Why You Should Avoid Social Media After an Accident

Social media is as natural and embedded in our lives as ever. It’s become the fastest and most convenient way to communicate with everyone in our lives simultaneously, which is why many people share details of their life online. However, this is guaranteed to be a bad idea--our personal injury attorneys of Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. have seen many solid cases fail due to oversharing on social media, especially when it comes to car accidents.

Car accidents leave us shaken and unsure of where to turn. Many people share photos of the damage online or post status updates expressing their anger or frustration at the situation. Even the comments you post on other people’s accounts are eligible for evidentiary use in court. If you have been injured in a car accident due to no fault of your own, you may be at risk of losing your access to compensation for your medical bills or pain and suffering if you share too much online.

Privacy is Priceless

Even though we like to use Facebook or Twitter as a means of venting, or Instagram as a quick way to share photos, this inclination must be avoided at all costs. A simple post about your accident, even if it feels innocent, can be incriminating. Your own words, or any comments left on your post, can implicate your role in the accident. Make your accounts private ASAP, though keep in mind this doesn’t give you free rein. A judge can always order an account review and deleting posts may be used against you as an obstruction of justice.

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Busch, Reed, Jones & Leeper, P.C. is led by personal injury attorneys who have helped countless individuals obtain the compensation they are entitled. Injuries and accidents are a serious matter, and they cannot be resolved without the expertise of a reliable and tenacious legal team--which is why we are dedicated to your success above all. Allow us to advocate on your behalf and demand the justice you deserve.

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