If you have been hurt in a car accident, your first instinct might be to post about it on Facebook or other social media.
Don’t do it. Just don’t.
It doesn’t matter how great you think the post will be for your case, how much you’re obviously suffering, how wrong the other guy was. It can destroy your case. Just the simple fact that you were feeling well enough to make the post could be used against you. If you have photos or video that you think could work in your favor, save them for your car accident attorney.
Social Media Posts as Evidence of Distracted Driving
Distracted driving can be hard to prove, and social media is one source of evidence that can be used to prove it. This could work for or against you. If you were posting online when your accident occurred, tell your attorney right away. Don’t think you can just take it down and no one will know. Do take it down but understand that there are many ways in which the activity may have been recorded. Your attorney needs to be prepared to deal with it, not get blindsided when the truth comes out.
If you were the victim of a distracted driver, your attorney will look for evidence on social media in the form of posts made by the person who hit you and posts made by other people showing the behavior. That could be a passenger of the distracted driver or someone in another vehicle that took photos or video, or even just posted about what they were seeing as it happened.
What you do after a car accident can be very important to your case. You can protect your right to compensation by talking to an experienced Maryland car accident attorney right away. Call Patrick D. Troxler, Esq., at (240) 903-0119 or email us today to schedule your free consultation.