Social media is our daily go-to solution to staying connected with people, sharing our thoughts, etc. When you get into a motorcycle accident, there are chances you will incur physical injuries that will take a while to recover. As a result, you miss time from work, affecting your day-to-day life.
When you file a claim for a motorcycle accident, the insurance company will conduct its investigation to determine liability. During this time, you may scroll through social media and share things online. However, many victims are unaware that their one activity on social media can hurt their claim.
After your accident and before taking any decision, it would lay in your best interest to speak to Bakersfield motorcycle accident lawyers who can assist you in filing a claim and getting fair compensation.
Everything on the internet is taken seriously!
So, you may be wondering if your account is private or locked. Does that mean the insurance company can still see your posts online? Well, the answer is yes! Once things are posted online, it is never private. The insurance company will keep an eye on your social media activity.
Therefore, lawyers will advise you not to use social media to post about your claim, your injuries, how you have been feeling, etc. Furthermore, if you post an old photo of your vacation without the picture having a date stamp, the insurance company will assume that it is a recent photo. These pictures will be used against you by the insurance company claiming that you are exaggerating your injuries.
You should also avoid posting about your compensation amount or your injuries online. If you have accidentally posted something about your claim or compensation on the internet, make sure to remove it as soon as possible and speak to a lawyer.
However, it is worth understanding that insurance companies cannot get access to your social media accounts or demand you show them your personal accounts. They can only see what you post, and in case the insurance company asks you to show your personal messages, speak to your lawyer!
Contact a lawyer.
After your accident, you should speak to an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. A lawyer can help you understand the do’s and don’ts to get maximum compensation. Furthermore, they will help in gathering evidence against the at-fault party, negotiate with the insurance company, represent your case to trial, and get the maximum compensation that will cover your injuries.