Using social media during the claims process is one of the most common mistakes the wrongly injured make. Please continue reading and speak with our Maryland personal injury attorney to learn more about why you should avoid social media throughout the duration of the claims process and how our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need. Here are some of the questions you may have:
Why should I not use social media after sustaining an injury in an accident?
As you know, social media plays a significant role in many of our lives, and if you are someone with a smartphone, there is a very good chance you have at least one social media account, whether it be Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok, or others. While these apps are all great ways to communicate with one another, you should also understand that after you file a personal injury claim, there is a very good chance that the negligent party’s insurance company will monitor your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may contradict your claim.
For example, if your claim states that you broke your leg and you are unable to walk, yet you post a picture of you playing a sport with your friends, there is a very good chance that they will use this picture to “prove” that you do not truly require financial compensation to heal. In certain cases, they will even take certain pictures out of context in an attempt to deny you the compensation you need, which is why it is generally a good policy to simply stay away from social media until your case is resolved.
How can I recover compensation after sustaining an injury in an accident?
The first thing you must do is retain the services of a knowledgeable Maryland personal injury attorney who will gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. To prove that you were injured due to another party’s negligence, our firm will seek pictures of the accident and its aftermath, security footage of the accident as it happened, medical documents regarding your injuries, witness statements corroborating your claim, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, and more. If you are ready to proceed, give us a call today.
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The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Anne Arundel County and Howard County, Maryland who need legal assistance for criminal defense or personal injury matters. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.