Why Should I Avoid Posting on Social Media After an Accident in NJ?

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There are several reasons why you should refrain from posting on social media while in the middle of a personal injury dispute. To learn more, read on and give our skilled Monmouth County personal injury attorneys a call today.

Why should I not post on social media after I file a personal injury claim?

It is important to recognize that in many cases when you file a claim against someone that caused your injury, you are often dealing with that individual’s insurance company. In most cases, an insurance company will want to get to the bottom line rather than truly helping the injured party. As a result of this, insurance companies will generally observe the social media accounts of those who bring claims against them to see if they post anything that even remotely disputes their claim. For instance, if you are claiming that you broke your leg due to another’s negligence, but then post a picture of you at a dance, the insurance company can use that evidence, even taken out of context to explain that “you are not hurt.” Because of this, you should withhold from posting until your claim is resolved to ensure that no issues stop you from obtaining the compensation you need to get better.

What are the best things you can do after being injured in an accident?

  • Switch your accounts to private and avoid taking any new follow requests unless they are from people you know personally.
    • By not doing this, you may risk accepting a request from someone from the other party trying to obtain your information.
  • Withhold from posting statements or photos.
    • You may accidentally reveal fault if you tell the story of your accident. Even the smallest misphrase can affect your case.
  • Warn your friends and family.
    • You should ask that your friends and family do not post any photos of or with you.
  • Avoid posting too often.
    • A large part of your personal injury case can be your emotional suffering. By posting too much, you may seem emotionally unchanged. Furthermore, if you reassure your friends and family that you are doing well, you are also giving the defense access to this information, which can be used to their benefit.

If you were injured because of another’s negligence, you may be qualified to receive compensation for your burdens. Do not wait to reach out to our firm today to discuss your next step and to receive more guidance on the social media world after your accident. Our legal team is dedicated to ensuring you obtain the compensation you need to move forward.


To learn more about how we can help you after sustaining an injury due to no fault of your own, call the Wilton Law Firm today at 732-275-9555 or contact us online.