Why Should I Not Post On Social Media During the Injury Claims Process?

There is nothing worse than being seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Unfortunately, people are injured here in Washington D.C. every single day, and often due to no fault of their own. If you were hurt due to the careless actions of another, you may now wish to bring a personal injury claim. Of course, as your attorneys, our job is to gather evidence and fight for the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled, however, there are certain things you should, and should not, do during the course of your injury claim. One of the most important things you can do is refrain from posting on social media. Please continue reading and reach out to our seasoned Washington, D.C. injury attorneys to learn more about why you need to avoid social media during your personal injury claim at all costs.

Why You Need to Refrain from Using Social Media After Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Avoiding social media during the claims process is imperative because insurance companies are not your friend. Though they may appear friendly on the phone and act like they’re looking out for your best interests, they aren’t. They are businesses, and their job is to protect their bottom line. Their primary concern is their profits, not your recovery. For this reason, you can expect these companies to do everything in their power to deny you the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

One of the things you can bet insurance companies will do once you file your claim is check your social media accounts to see if you post anything that may contradict your claim. For example, if you say you suffered an arm injury but post a photo of you playing a sport, insurance companies may use it against you, even if they need to take it out of context. In short, by avoiding social media as we go through the claims process, you can save yourself a great deal of potential trouble in the long run. If you have any other questions or you want to speak with a lawyer from our firm about a potential claim, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or fill out our free online contact form.


Contact the experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC for help with your injury claim.