After a bad motorcycle accident, you may feel lucky to be alive. You may want to warn friends, talk about what’s happened, and give an update to concerned family members. While you can do that, you should not do it via social media sites like Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.
Privacy Settings Won’t Protect You
Posting on social media after your Nebraska motorcycle accident can put your case at risk. Insurance companies or the person responsible for your accident can use the info and photos you post against you when you file a claim for your losses.
No matter what you set your privacy settings to on social media, any comment you make or others make about you can be used in your claim. This may lead to issues with the insurance company:
- Claiming a lack of injuries
- Claiming a lack of loss after the accident
- Blaming your condition on pre-existing injuries
- Saying photos show compromising factors
- Misinterpreting statements about your activities before or after the accident
The content from social media posts could easily be viewed as inconsistent with what you’ve stated in your motorcycle accident insurance claim. If that happens, the insurance company could deny your claim. In a court of law, they could use this to prove you do not deserve the compensation requested.
Watch What Others Post, Too
It’s also important to watch what others post about your motorcycle accident. If friends or family post an update, that becomes evidence in the claim—even if you did not post it yourself. You also want to ensure no one is stating what you’re doing after the accident. That, again, could lead to misunderstandings later.
How Can You Protect Your Motorcycle Claim?
By far, the best way to ensure you receive the compensation owed to you is to work with a motorcycle lawyer in Nebraska. At the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO, you can get answers to all of your questions. Even if you’ve made a comment on social media or you’re facing pressure from an insurance adjuster, we can help. Call for an appointment.