Why You Should Avoid Social Media When Filing a Personal Injury Claim in TX

Why You Should Avoid Social Media When Filing a Personal Injury Claim in TX

There is nothing worse than sustaining a serious injury at the hands of a negligent party. If this has happened to you, you are most likely now seeking financial compensation to help you heal. One of the most important things you can do throughout the claims process is to refrain from posting on social medial until your claim is resolved. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorneys to learn more about why you should avoid social media and how we can help you through the claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What happens if I post on social media during the claims process?

After you sustain an injury and begin pursuing compensation from the negligent party, you should understand that the negligent party’s insurance company will most likely start monitoring your social media accounts. Even if you have a private account, they may still access your posts. Why would they monitor your social media accounts? The answer is simple: they are trying to see if you post anything that may even remotely disprove your claim. For example, if you say that you sustained a serious neck injury in a car accident, though you post a picture of you playing basketball with your friends, the insurance company will most likely use this post to prove that you are not truly injured so they can avoid paying you financial compensation. Insurance companies may even go so far as to take an innocent post out of context, which is why it is always in your best interests to refrain from posting on social media until your claim is resolved.

What can I do to improve my chances of winning a personal injury claim?

Fortunately, refraining from posting on social media is not the only thing you can do to bolster your chances of winning a personal injury claim. After an accident, you can take pictures of the scene of the accident, ask witnesses for their name and phone number so they may verify your claim at a later date, obtain a copy of the police report filed at the accident, ask your doctor for all medical documentation/bills regarding your injuries, and retain the services of a knowledgeable Houston personal injury attorney who can work to obtain all additional evidence needed to satisfy the burden of proof on your behalf. We are ready to help you today.

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We understand how challenging various legal matters can be, which is why we have dedicated ourselves to helping clients in Texas through a wide array of legal matters, including personal injury law and criminal defense. If you have sustained a serious injury or are facing criminal charges, contact the Gonzalez Law Group today to learn more about how we can help you through every step of the legal process ahead. 

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