How Social Media Can Damage Your Truck Accident Case
If a truck accident has recently injured you, there’s a strong chance that you have a lot on your mind. You’re probably concerned about your injuries, medical expenses, and how you’re going to pay your bills if you’re unable to work. The last thing you are probably concerned with is how you are managing your social media accounts.
While it may come as a surprise, the things that you post on Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media account could potentially affect the amount of compensation you ultimately recover. For this reason, it’s highly advisable to stay off of social media when you have a personal injury case pending.
That being said, if you’re already posted things, since your accident, don’ t rush to delete them because the other side could accuse you of destroying evidence. The best course of action to take if you’ve suffered an injury in a truck accident is to contact an attorney as soon as you can to protect your rights. To schedule a consultation with a New London truck accident lawyer, call our office today to contact us online.
The Insurance Company is Actively Looking for Ways to Pay You as Little as Possible
To understand how social media can affect your truck accident case, it’s important to consider how insurance works. Insurance companies are for-profit businesses that collect premiums from their customers each month in return for coverage. They need to make sure that they are collecting more than they are paying out, so they do everything they can to minimize or deny each claim they receive.
As a result, when injured victims make claims, their investigative teams spring into action in order to find evidence that indicates that victims aren’t as injured as they claim to be or were somehow partially at fault for their accident. As a result, if you post pictures of yourself hanging out with friends, traveling, exercising, or doing anything else that the insurance company could possibly use as evidence that your injuries aren’t that serious, they will likely use to justify a lower settlement offer. Likewise, if you post something about the way in which your accident occurred that could be interpreted to indicate that your own negligence somehow contributed to your accident, it could hurt your claim and significantly reduce the amount of compensation you ultimately recover. In fact, in some cases, it could make it impossible to recover at all.
Call Polito & Harrington to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a New London Truck Accident Lawyer
If you suffered an injury in an accident with a commercial truck, it’s imperative that you retain legal counsel right away. The representation and counsel of an attorney will protect your legal rights and help ensure that you don’t say or do anything that could hurt your chances of recovering compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our attorneys, call Polito & Harrington today at (860) 447-3300 or send us an email through our online contact form.