Over the last decade, social media has revolutionized the way we express ourselves and share experiences with our friends. Websites and apps have become the common medium for most people to interact with one another, and have replaced live interaction as a way to share news with friends and family.
However, there are many good reasons to never post about your motor vehicle accident on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons to keep your car accident off your social media.
Litigators can use your words against you
A litigator can use anything you post on social media against you if your motor vehicle accident results in a court case. Talented attorneys can construe a simple phrase like, “I didn’t mean for that to happen” into an admission of guilt in court, even when you only meant to joke with friends and family.
Courts will consider your photos evidence
The court will accept photos and videos from your social media accounts as evidence in court. Attorneys can use photos you post of the accident or videos you post of your unchecked emotional reactions to discredit your claims or “prove” your liability.
You cannot “erase” posts
Deleting a post in no way removes it from the internet. If you post something in haste and then realize it was a mistake and delete it, your post is still available to diligent litigators. Best to never post at all.
There is no advantage to posting about motor vehicle incidents online; posts can only hurt your case. Avoid any mention of your accident on your social media accounts.