A car accident is a harrowing experience. In the aftermath, you may be feeling a range of emotions, from shock and disbelief to anger and sadness. You may also be wondering what to do next. Should you call the police? Talk to the other driver? Exchange insurance information?
One thing you definitely should not do is post about the accident on social media. Here's why:
Insurance Companies Are Not On Your Side
Insurance companies are not there to help you after an accident. They are businesses that exist to make a profit, and they do this by minimizing the cost of claims. If you post about the accident on social media, insurance companies may use any public statements as evidence against you in an effort to reduce their payout.
They Will Attempt to Frame Fault
Insurance companies will often try to prove you were at least partially responsible for the accident. Even if you are sure that you had nothing to do with it, they may still search through your social media posts as they try to frame fault on you.
Your Injuries Could be Downplayed
By searching for and reviewing the social media accounts of claimants, they are able to insidiously examine the daily lives of individuals and present photos or comments that they think may contradict reported injuries.
For example, if a person claims that they've suffered back injuries but a recent social media post shows them carrying groceries, the insurance company is likely to use this as evidence to support their claim. Similarly, if someone simply posts a picture of themselves laughing and hanging out with friends, this could be used to suggest they aren't suffering as much as they claim to be.
Oklahoma Car Accident Attorneys at Fulmer Sill
The aftermath of a car accident can be chaotic and stressful, with countless details to navigate. You don't have to do it alone. The experienced Oklahoma car accident attorneys at Fulmer Sill are here to help you seek justice and get the compensation you deserve. We understand how insurance companies operate after an accident, and we will fight for your rights every step of the way.
If you were injured in a motor vehicle accident, contact us today at (405) 433-7414 or fill out our form online today!