Social media has revolutionized the way we express ourselves and share experiences with our family and friends. Websites and apps have replaced live interaction as a way to share news with friends and family. Instead of meeting up for coffee or drinks to share our news, we create a post for our socials instead.
However, you should never post about your motor vehicle accident on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons to keep your car accident off your social media accounts.
Litigators can twist your words
If your motor vehicle accident should end up in court, a litigator can use anything you post on social media against you. A talented attorney can take a simple phrase like “I didn’t mean for that to happen” and make it sound like an admission of guilt in court, even if you only meant to joke with friends and family.
Your photos can be evidence
The court will accept photos and videos downloaded from your social media accounts as evidence. Attorneys can use photos you post of the accident or videos you post of your emotional reactions to discredit you or establish your liability for the accident.
You cannot completely delete posts
Deleting a post from your feed does not remove it from the internet. If you post something in haste that you later regret, even after you delete it your post is still available. The best way to protect yourself is to never post at all.
There is no upside to posting about motor vehicle incidents online; posts can only hurt you. Never post about your accident on your social media accounts.