For better or worse, social media has become so ingrained in our daily lives that it is almost impossible to avoid. Even people without active social accounts still see active feeds from social media accounts on the news, sports broadcasts, and other programs.
Computer-mediated technologies like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, LinkedIn, and the many other platforms give us a way to stay connected with family and friends across great distances. They let us share jokes, stories, and photos with those who are close to us and want to stay active in our lives.
Unfortunately, that very connectedness may be used as a weapon against you if you have been involved in a car accident. Insurance investigators and the other driver’s lawyers may look for any evidence that can be used to diminish your claim.
It may surprise you to find out that insurance companies now have established policies and procedures in place for investigating a person’s social media accounts for evidence that could allow them to restrict or reject your claim outright.
A few ways that social media could be used against you in a personal injury case include: Continue Reading