Why You Need to Watch What You Post on Social Media After an Accident

There is nothing worse than sustaining an injury due to the negligence of another party. Unfortunately, these injuries oftentimes require serious medical care, police involvement, and more, and if you are someone who has been seriously injured, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. One of the most critical aspects of winning your personal injury claim is avoiding social media as much as possible. Please continue reading and speak with our Washington D.C. personal injury attorneys to learn more about why you should avoid social media during your personal injury case. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why should I avoid posting on social media after filing a personal injury claim?

After an accident, if you wish to pursue legal action against the liable party, it is critical that you avoid posting on social media. This is because oftentimes, after an accident, the other party’s insurance company will monitor your social media to see if you post anything that potentially contradicts your claim. For example, if you are someone who is claiming that you broke your leg and are unable to walk after an accident, yet the other party’s insurance company sees you posting a picture on social media of you playing soccer with your friends, even if it is an old picture, they may take it out of context and use it as “evidence” to prove that you are not truly injured. For this very reason, it is generally best to avoid posting on social media altogether until your claim is resolved.

How do I prove that I require financial compensation in a personal injury claim?

To prove that you truly require financial compensation, you will have to hire an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney who can work to gather and present all the evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. Some of the most valuable forms of evidence include pictures of the accident and how it happened, security camera footage of the accident as it happened, witness statements corroborating your claim, medical documentation regarding your injuries, a copy of the police report filed at the scene of the accident, and more. Additionally, you should ensure that you bring your claim to our firm’s attention as soon as you can, as the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Washington D.C. is, generally, three years. If you wait any longer than three years from the date of your accident, you will most likely be barred from suing.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.