After slipping and falling and suffering an injury on someone else’s property, you may want to tell everyone about it. Whether you suffered a broken bone or back injury in the slip and fall accident as a result of a wet surface or other hazard, your first reaction may be to jump on Facebook or Twitter and tell everyone you know about it. But don’t do it!
Before you let your emotions get the best of you and start posting comments and pictures on your social media accounts, you need to think before you post. Many people are unaware of the significance of what they post online. They think that their posts and pictures are private so they don’t think what they post matters; however, social media activity does matter.
How Your Social Media Activity Could Damage Your Case:
- Insurance companies will investigate you if you have filed a claim
- If they find any information that looks suspicious or makes them doubt your injury, they will deny your claim
- Posting pictures or comments can hurt your case
Even if you aren’t the one posting a picture of yourself, being tagged in someone else’s photo can also be damaging to your case. This is why it is best to remove yourself from social media sites during your Fort Lauderdale slip and fall injury claim. By not giving an investigator and the insurance company a reason to doubt your injury, you will have a better chance of making a higher financial recovery.
The best things you can do during a Florida slip and fall claim are:
- Take a break from social media or deactivate your accounts
- Make all of your doctor’s appointments
- Follow your doctor’s orders
- Listen to your attorney’s advice
- Don’t lie
If you have suffered a serious injury in a South Florida slip and fall accident, please contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld for help getting the compensation you deserve. We will be happy to provide you with a free consultation. Simply call [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″].