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Car Crash Claim and Social Media: The Overlap Problem

A car crash claim in Cincinnati is a very severe matter for both the victim and the culprit. Not only this, the attorneys and court juries are also involved in such cases which makes them even intense and sensitive. Minute details, testimonies, shreds of evidence, and traces can turn the tables on either side.

In such circumstances, if you go for posting things on social media, it might cause serious issues in your car crash claim. Due to rigid laws in Cincinnati, you need to understand that you should not post anything related to your accident on your social media accounts.

It’s an era of technology as we all are already aware. People are more active on social media platforms; they feel the freedom to express their opinion. This is why people post their daily life happenings and often people get judged even by their close friends and family as well. It is highly advised from a legal point of view as well not to post anything regarding your car accident. You should never post about such incidents especially when you have to claim or plan to claim for a car crash.

According to the World Health Organization, the statistical data related to the norms of traffic injuries from all around the world show that around 1.3 million people die annually because of car crash injuries. This shows that there is a large population ratio from the globe that is involved in the proportion of traffic-caused injuries.

Dangers of Social Media

This is evident that most of the cases that involve the claimer’s posts on social media accounts are weak. People might get an impression that the person claiming for the compensation was totally fine at the time of the accident due to which they were able to post about the accident.

It is encouraged if you keep your accident-related posts to yourself; do not make them public, and ensure you never make statements against anyone in the accident’s context by any means. A few major points can help you understand the basic risk factors you might invite if you ever post something about your car accident on social media platforms.

What Impression It Might Give:

Well, you are certainly aware that you don’t post socially about your accident near the time of your car crash claim in Cincinnati. Social media platforms are like the representations of your overall life if you openly post things on your social accounts. People might get an impression that you are doing well and there is no point in posting such things on social media if you are injured.

The impression might go against you at the time of the car accident claim because people build a perception that at the time of posting, you were doing well. Not only this, such posts can be used against you that you are filing the case, claiming against the other party or the insurance companies just to get financial aid.

Contradictory Statements:

There are high chances that your statements may sound contradictory. In addition, if you ever post something on social accounts about the car accident, there are high chances that your account gets tracked and people start judging against you through your contradictory timeline. You have to ensure that no such pieces of evidence are present on your account.

At times, it has been observed in some cases that the applicants get confused because of the cross-questioning by the jury as they keep a record of the social accounts. It is more like spilling your milk on your table rather than claiming to be innocent.

Even Your Friends Can Track You:

It is probably one of the most peculiar things about social media that it can give you hard nuts to crack. You have to be very careful with every post you publish because even your close friends can point out such things. There are several ways to invade your privacy; you have to ensure your defense.

Make sure that your friends know your issues regarding car accidents so that in the future if the court jury investigates, they are the ones standing in your favor. It is only possible if you stop posting things; instead of posting, you should directly contact them to update them on your condition.

Professional Help Is All You Need:

Car crash claims in Cincinnati can be complicated especially when they are involved with social media platforms and you have posted things regarding the accident. It is good to reach out to professional hands that can help you defend your actions and can help you prove yourself innocent.

Jay A. Bolotin is a partner at the injury law firm of Young, Reverman & Bolotin. Serving the people of Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio, Jay dedicates his career to helping clients in the tri-state area obtain financial compensation after suffering serious injuries. He focuses his practice on cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, dog bites and animal attacks, and other types of personal injury incidents.

Years of Experience: More than 25 years
Registration Status:: Active
Bar Admissions: Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, and Cincinati Bar Association