Car accidents can be jarring for any Mississippi driver. It might be tempting to go right to social media to share pictures and share your impressions of and opinions about the accident. As soothing as social media might be, it’s crucial to avoid social media after a car accident. There are increasing cases of social media impacting insurance claims and even legal proceedings after the accident.
Who is looking at your social media?
Insurance companies will often look at each claim under a magnifying class. They want to ensure that you actually need the money that you’re asking for. Attorneys will do the same thing if your accident claim is going to trial.
In the process of their investigations, they may look at your social media profile for evidence that you are not actually as injured as you claim or that you were not impacted by the motor vehicle accident at all.
What they’re looking for
A social media investigator might pull up pictures of a party that you attended to prove that you aren’t actually injured. If you reported having a concussion, any online activity immediately after the accident could be used to invalidate your claims.
Past photos of alcohol or drug use could bring your sobriety during the accident into question as well. If a social media investigator believes that your past actions could be incriminating, they will try to use it against you.
Protecting your social media accounts
The best thing that you can do is avoid posting on social media after a car accident altogether. In addition, you should ensure you have used every privacy setting available to you.
This means making your social media private so only your friends and family can see what you post. It might be a good idea to go through your past social media posts to ensure there is nothing that could be taken the wrong way.