Avoid Sharing On Social Media After An Accident… Here's Why:

June 05, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
NEW YORK – We all love sharing the unique moments in our lives with family and friends. However, a car accident shouldn't be one of them, according to the New York car accident lawyers at Cellino & Barnes.

Here's why: If you ever need to file a personal injury claim, using social media will only hurt your case. Investigators representing the interests of wealthy insurance companies are logging onto social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram, often 'stalking' injured claimants. What they're looking for are any posts that could be used to persuade a judge or jury to believe that you're not injured.

Some of the most controversial posts could include:
  • Pictures or videos of you doing physical activities
  • Jokes or comments on insurance, personal injury, or related topics
  • Posts that may contradict your statements in court

  • Even posting things that aren't related to an accident can be twisted and used against you so that the insurance company can save a few bucks.

    Private Profile? It Doesn't Protect You.
    '…But the insurance company has no right to be snooping on my Facebook account! That should be illegal!'

    It's not illegal. In fact, a defendant's legal team could be stalking your profiles more than your ex-boyfriend.

    Even if your social media profiles are private, insurers have found ways to bypass these protections. A judge can also order you to share any posts that could be considered evidence in your case.

    What Can I Do?
    If you've been injured in a car accident, the best thing you can do is avoid posting to social media altogether. After all, it's only temporary until your case is concluded.

    It's also wise to get the best New York car accident lawyer for your case. It's their job to protect your rights, which includes advising you as to what posts you should make, and which ones you shouldn't.

    If you have any questions about what to do with your social media profiles after a serious accident, call Cellino & Barnes at (800) 888-8888.

    For further information, contact the Law Offices of Cellino & Barnes, 800-888-8888.

    Background on Cellino & Barnes:
    Cellino & Barnes is a personal injury firm that focuses exclusively on accident cases. They've helped thousands of injured victims from all fifty states recover more than $2 billion in settlements and verdicts.
    The firm has nine office locations in the U.S. including offices in Rochester, Buffalo, New York City, and Long Island.

    For more information about Cellino & Barnes visit our website at www.CellinoAndBarnes.com


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