You've just been in a car accident, and as you sit there, shaken up and trying to assess the damage, you start to think about what you should do next. Do you call the police? Get out your phone and take pictures? Post about it on social media? Surprisingly, a lot of people choose the last option. We're here to tell you that you should never post pictures or information about your car accident on social media. Read on to learn why.
Used Against You
If you are in an accident, the first thing you should do is call your insurance company. And the second thing you should do is not post about it on social media! Any pictures or information you share about the accident can be used against you by the other driver's insurance company.
They will be looking for anything they can use to prove that you were at fault for the accident, and even something as innocent as a post on Facebook or Twitter can be twisted to make it look like you were responsible. So save yourself the headache, and don't post anything about your accident online.
Of course, this doesn't mean you shouldn't document what happened. Take plenty of pictures of the damage to both cars, and get the contact information of any witnesses. This will all be helpful when you file your insurance claim. But don't share it with the world just yet – wait until your case is settled before you share it on social media.
Work with a Car Accident Attorney
The results can be devastating if you have been in an accident caused by someone else's negligent driving. Not only could you be out of a vehicle, but you could also face hundreds or thousands of dollars in repairs, putting additional financial strain on your life. At Bashore Green Law Group, we fight for our clients who have been in an accident through no fault. We work tirelessly to achieve results and will do the same for you.
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