If you are a victim of a typical Florida slip and fall accident, such as the kind that occurs in an aisle at the grocery store, you should know why it is important for you to avoid social media following your accident and injury. Although social media may be a big part of your life, as it allows you to stay in touch with your friends and families easily, it can be damaging in the event you are involved in a slip and fall accident.
While Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram are social media platforms that allow you to post pictures and comments about yourself and others, there are things you should know about your social media activity after an accident. For example, if you were injured in a slip and fall accident and filed a claim against the supermarket, you need to know these things:
- The store’s insurance company will be watching your social media activity and spying on you
- A private investigator may be hired to check you out, making sure you aren’t saying your injured and then finding pictures of you on Facebook to prove otherwise
Many people believe that if their social media account settings are private that no one will be able to see their pictures and posts; however, you should know that any information you post on the Internet is public. This is why you should never post pictures, comments, or information about yourself after your accident and injury.
The insurance company will do everything they can to try and discredit your claim and prove that you are doing things that you shouldn’t be able to do if you were truly injured. They will point to pictures and posts on your social media accounts to try and make a case to deny your claim. In order to not give the insurance company a reason to deny your premises liability claim, you should take a break from social media while you are pursuing a claim for compensation.
Even if you don’t think there is anything wrong with a picture you want to post, the insurance company can twist it to put doubt in a jury’s mind by misinterpreting your picture. Because we have seen people damage their cases due to posts they have made on Twitter and Facebook and other sites, we encourage you to keep your pictures and comments to yourself during this time.
For help making sure your interests are protected and that you are getting the most compensation possible following your South Florida slip and fall injury, contact the Law Office of David Benenfeld. You can meet with a skilled Fort Lauderdale accident attorney in a free consultation simply by calling [number type=”2″] or [number type=”1″] today.