Should I Avoid Social Media After a Car Accident in NYC?

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Should I Avoid Social Media After a Car Accident in NYC?

Car accidents are devastating, and oftentimes, when people are injured in them, they will need financial compensation to help cover the cost of all the damages they’ve incurred. These damages can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and more. Unfortunately, many people don’t realize that they are jeopardizing otherwise valid personal injury claims by posting on social media after their car accident. Read on and contact a seasoned Manhattan car accident attorney to learn more about why you should avoid posting on social media after a car accident and how we can help get you the financial compensation you deserve and need to heal.

Why do I need to avoid using social media after being injured in a car accident?

There is nothing worse than being hurt in a car accident. Fortunately, with the right attorney in your corner, you have a shot at recovering the compensation you need to heal. However, to win any personal injury claim, you will need to prove that the accident was not your fault and that you incurred real damages as a result. These can include mental, physical, and financial damages.

That said, insurance companies are businesses, and typically, they are primarily concerned about their bottom line. This means that their profits come first, and your injuries come second. Therefore, you can bet that they’ll do anything they can to deny you the compensation you deserve and need to heal. This includes going through your social media posts to see if you post anything that potentially contradicts your claim. For example, if you say you broke an arm in your accident, but post a photo of you playing a sport, they may use this post to “prove” you aren’t really injured, even if they have to take it out of context.

The bottom line is that if you want to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim, your best bet is to lay low, stay off of social media, and let your attorney do the heavy lifting until your claim is resolved.

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