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Why You Should Stay Away From Social Media After a Car Accident

There is nothing more jarring than being involved in a car accident, and if you were injured in one due to another driver’s negligence, there is a very good chance that you are now seeking financial compensation from that driver to help you heal. That being said, once you retain the services of an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney, you should seriously limit what you post on social media, as posting on your accounts can drastically impact the outcome of your claim–and generally negatively so. Please continue reading and speak with our firm to learn more about why you should avoid social media after a car accident and how our firm can help you recover the compensation you need. Here are some of the questions you may have:

Why should I stay away from social media during the claims process?

Once you file your personal injury claim, it is critical that you avoid posting on social media as much as you can. This is because there is a very good chance that the other party’s insurance company will be monitoring your social media accounts to find any sort of evidence that may prove you do not truly require financial compensation to heal. They may do so even by taking certain pictures out of context. For example, if you say that you sustained a serious leg injury, yet you posted a picture of you dancing one night, there is a very good chance that they will use that picture against you. This is why it is generally best to avoid posting on social media altogether, even when you believe you are posting something fairly innocent.

How can I improve my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

There are various additional steps you can take to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim, starting with hiring an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who can gather and present all evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof. After an accident, you should take pictures of your injuries and the aftermath of the accident, ask witnesses for their contact information, obtain a copy of the police report, seek immediate medical treatment and receive documentation regarding your injuries from your doctor, and more. Our firm is ready to help you today–all you have to do is pick up the phone and give us a call.

CONTACT OUR EXPERIENCED PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY, MARYLAND FIRM

If you are injured due to another party’s negligence, you must reach out to one of our knowledgeable attorneys. At Timian & Fawcett, LLC, we provide effective legal services to clients in Prince George’s County, Washington, D.C., and all of Maryland. Our firm is dedicated to assisting our clients. If you need our help, we are ready to serve. Contact Timian & Fawcett, LLC.

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