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Be Careful About Facebook After a Car Accident

Whether you are an avid Facebooker, or you only use Facebook when you have something significant to say, it is important to be cautious about posting anything on a social media site after a motor vehicle crash.

The advantage of Facebook is that you can let many of your friends and relatives know what is going on at one time. However, there are significant disadvantages that could potentially hurt your car accident recovery.

Ask Yourself These Three Questions Before You Update Your Status

To avoid inadvertently hurting your car accident recovery, it is important to ask yourself these questions before posting anything:

  1. Can my post be misinterpreted?
  2. Would I be okay with the insurance adjuster seeing my post?
  3. How will other people comment on my post?

The insurance adjuster may look at your Facebook page and other social media accounts to try to prove that you were not as hurt as you say. A post that is meant to reassure your friends of your well-being may be interpreted by an insurance adjuster as you not being as injured as you claim, for example.

Accordingly, staying off of Facebook is often the safest way to avoid this kind of confusion, misunderstanding, and potential damage to your accident recovery. For more tips on how to protect your potential recovery after a Georgia car crash leaves you injured, please read our FREE guide, Hurt in Georgia: An Injury Attorney’s Thoughts on Car Wrecks, or start a free live chat with us via this website.