Why You Should Avoid Social Media During Your South FL Claims Process

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Sustaining a significant injury due to the negligence of another person can be a painful and alienating experience. Like people all over the world and in every possible walk of life, you may be drawn to social media. However, you place the future of your personal injury claim at risk every time you log on. If you have initiated the personal injury claims process in South FL, please read on, then contact an experienced Miami-Dade County personal injury attorney to learn more about why you should avoid social media.

Why should you not use social media during a South FL personal injury claims process?

People from all walks of life are drawn to one social media account or another, be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok or some less popular platform. Even though these apps are all fabulous means of communicating with people with similar interests anywhere on the planet, our firm would be remiss if we did not inform you that once you file a personal injury claim, the investigators for the negligent party’s insurance company will monitor your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may contradict your claim.

How is using social media detrimental to your South FL personal injury claim?

The negligent party’s insurance company can and will take anything you post out of context in order to invalidate your claim. For example, if in your claim you state that an accident left you unable to perform basic functions like walking, but post photos or videos of yourself engaging in physical activity, that will irreparably damage your case. Furthermore, posts, especially those containing pictures or videos, relating to incidences of you engaging in dangerous or questionable behavior, such as regular episodes of binge drinking, might lead the negligent party’s insurance company to argue that you sustained your injuries in a manner completely unrelated to the defendant and, thus, reduce or eliminate your likelihood of receiving compensation.

Besides staying off of social media, what else should you do?

This may sound like a no-brainer, but your first step should be to seek timely medical attention. If you do not, the defendant and his or her supporters will argue that, since you did not seek medical attention within a given time, your injuries are non-existent or ineligible for compensation. Lastly, you should be entirely forthcoming with your attorney. Regardless of your share of the fault, he or she may be able to mitigate it so long as he or she has the information and time to develop a strategy.

Even if you follow all of these instructions, you face an uphill battle, so please give us a call today.

Contact a Miami-Dade County, Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

If you’ve been seriously injured as a result of negligence, or your loved one lost his or her life due to the negligence of another, you need an aggressive legal team you can depend on. No matter the origin of the injury at hand, our firm has the resources to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim and win you the compensation you need. Contact us at Aigen Law Firm today to schedule your free case evaluation.