Why You Should Avoid Social Media When Bringing a Personal Injury Claim

If you were recently injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another, there is a very good chance you will be entitled to financial compensation. In this case, it is wise to do two things: 1) speak with a competent Memphis personal injury lawyer and 2) avoid posting on social media. Please continue reading and reach out to our experienced legal team to learn more about why you should avoid posting on social media when bringing a personal injury claim and how we can help you maximize your chances of winning the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why should I have to avoid using social media after filing a personal injury claim?

Though there are several reasons why you should avoid using social media after filing a personal injury claim, the main reason is that often, once you bring a claim, insurance companies will be monitoring your social media accounts. If you post anything that even slightly contradicts your claim, there is a good chance that the insurance company will use this as “evidence” to prove that you are not entitled to compensation. You need to understand that insurance companies are businesses, and they often care most about their profits, not your well-being. So, for example, if your claim states you broke your arm in an auto accident, yet you post a picture of you throwing a baseball, even if the picture was from before your accident, they may use this in an effort to deny you of your rightful compensation. If possible, it is simply best to avoid social media altogether until the resolution of your personal injury claim.

What can I do to maximize my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

Aside from avoiding social media, you can take several steps to maximize your chances of winning a personal injury claim. To start, at the scene of the accident, you should take pictures of any damage caused by the accident, gather witness contact information, and call the police at once. Emergency services will arrive and ensure you receive the medical treatment you need. Once you are treated in a hospital, you should receive a copy of all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries. Finally, you should hire an experienced Memphis personal injury lawyer who can work to satisfy the burden of proof in your personal injury claim. Our firm is here to help you today.

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No one should ever have to recover from a serious injury or deal with a pressing criminal matter on their own. We pride ourselves in assisting clients facing a wide range of legal issues throughout Memphis, Tennessee, and we are ready to help you, too. If you need assistance with a personal injury, criminal, or business litigation matter, you can turn to us. Contact Ballin, Ballin & Fishman, P.C. today to schedule your free initial consultation with our experienced legal team.