Social media has revolutionized how people share their lives, experiences and feelings with family and friends. Most human interaction seems to be taking place online instead of in person. While this has been a wonderful way to keep connected, sharing news with friends and family publicly is not always the best approach.
There are many good reasons to never post about your motor vehicle accident on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons why you should keep your car accident off social media.
You cannot “delete” posts
You may believe that a post is gone from the internet once you delete it, but nothing could be further from the truth. If you post something you regret and delete it, your post is still available to diligent litigators. Best to never post at all.
Litigators can twist your words
Attorneys can use anything they read on your social media against you should your motor vehicle accident ends up in court. Talented litigators can twist a simple phrase, such as “I didn’t mean for that to happen,” into an admission of guilt, even if you had no intention of admitting anything.
Courts may admit your photos into evidence
The court will accept photos and videos taken from your social media accounts as evidence in court. Photos or videos that you post regarding the accident can be used to discredit your claims, “prove” your liability or even bring your medical diagnoses into question.
Posting about motor vehicle incidents online has no upside; posts can only hurt you. Do not be tempted to share information about your accident on your socials.