One of the most common mistakes the wrongly injured make is using social media during the claims process. To learn more about why you should stay off of social media during the entirety of the D.C. personal injury claims process and how our firm can assist you in your fight for the compensation you deserve and need, please continue reading and then speak with one of our experienced Washington, D.C. injury attorneys. Some of the questions you may have are as follows:
Why should you not use social media after sustaining an injury in an accident in D.C.?
As you are undoubtedly aware, social media plays an active role in many of our lives. There is a good chance that you have at least one social media account if you are someone with a smartphone. Such accounts include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tik Tok and others of varying degrees of popularity and influence. Even though these apps are all fabulous means of communicating with one another, our firm would be remiss if we did not inform you that once you have filed a personal injury claim, it is highly likely that the insurance company of the negligent party will monitor your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may contradict your claim.
How might using social media hurt your D.C. personal injury claim?
For instance, if in your claim you state that you broke your leg and are unable to walk, but post a picture of you playing a sport with your friends, it is very likely that the negligent party’s insurance company will use this picture to dispute your claim, “proving” that you do not truly require financial compensation in order to recover from your injuries. Depending on the circumstances, the negligent party’s insurance company may even take specific pictures out of context in an effort to deny you the compensation you need. With all that in mind, it would be well advised on your part to simply stay off of social media until your case has been resolved.
What other actions should you take during a personal injury claim?
Aside from refraining from social media, you should also make sure that you receive medical attention in a timely fashion and tell your personal injury attorney the whole truth. If you do not receive medical attention in a timely fashion, precious evidence, proving the severity of the injuries you sustained, might be lost. Furthermore, failing to do so might lead the negligent party’s insurance company to argue that you did not seek medical attention and, therefore, your injuries are nonexistent or ineligible for compensation. Likewise, being completely honest with your attorney will help them prepare for the most likely strategies the defendant will employ and develop counterstrategies. Please give us a call if you are ready to proceed today.
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