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    Avoid These Top Social Media Mistakes After a Car Accident
    January 10 2022

    Being involved in a car accident can be a stressful and scary experience. After the accident it may seem natural to want to share your experience on social media. However, that can be a big mistake. Posting on social media after a car accident can actually do more harm than good. If you pursue litigation after your car accident then the other parties may use your social media to undermine your case. Here, we discuss the top social media mistakes to avoid after a car accident.

    Instead of posting on social media after a car accident you should be contacting a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas accident. Your Las Vegas accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours for significant compensation. Our lawyers offer you 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas accident victims.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Sometimes people avoid contacting an accident lawyer because they worry about cost. You don’t have to worry about affordability. Our attorneys don’t get paid unless they win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 745-8167 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    The Top Social Media Mistakes To Avoid After a Car Accident

    From Instagram to LinkedIn to TikTok, most of us use at least one social media account on a daily basis. These social media accounts can help us stay connected in our professional and social circles. Unfortunately, sharing the details of your personal life is not always beneficial. After a car accident sharing the details of your personal life can actually impact your personal injury case. Below are our top social media mistakes to avoid after a car accident.

    Accepting New Friend Requests or Followers

    If you have been injured in a car accident and are pursuing litigation, you should be wary of new friend requests or followers. Online, it is very difficult to confirm that a person is who they claim. You have no way of knowing whether the new friend or follow request is actually someone working against your case. If you want to preserve the integrity of your personal injury case, avoid adding new friends or followers until the case is closed.

    Checking-In or Sharing Your Location

    Sharing your location is a common practice on social media. It lets everyone know where you are and what you are doing. It can also potentially harm your personal injury claim. Checking-in to certain locations may make it seem like your injuries are less severe than what you are claiming.

    Posting Accident Photos or Videos

    It can be tempting after an accident to post photos and/or videos of your experience. This can be a big mistake if you are pursuing a personal injury claim. It can be easy for the other side to use your photos and videos in a way to make you look bad. After an accident, it is best not to post any photos or videos of the accident.

    Admitting Fault

    Avoid mentioning anything about the accident online. Even simple statements can be construed as admitting fault. Statements admitting fault can harm your personal injury claim. For example saying “I totaled my car” could make it sound like the accident was your fault.

    Expressing Regret

    If you are involved in an accident that is not your fault, expressing regret may make it seem like it was your fault. Avoid expressing regret or remorse on your social media accounts. This may negatively impact your personal injury claim.

    Posting Photos or Videos

    After an accident you may be doing your best to get back to your normal life. This may include posting photos or videos on social media. However, your photos and videos may undermine your personal injury claim. Videos of you engaged in physical activity could potentially be used to minimize your injury claims.

    Sharing Medical Information

    Do not share medical information online. Avoid posting about doctor visits, medical procedures, medical bills, medications, medical equipment, and/or your medical conditions.

    Allowing Friends or Family Members To Share Your Information

    Your friends and family members share more than their personal lives on social media. They also share personal information about their loved ones. After an accident, tell your friends and family members not to post about you or tag you in photos.

    Sharing Details About the Accident

    Social media is an effective communication tool. It allows you to keep your friends and family updated about what is going on in your life. If you have been injured in an accident, it can be tempting to use social media to update your loved ones. However, simple statements after the accident can still be used to undermine your personal injury claim.

    Discuss Your Social Media Accounts With Your Personal Injury Attorney

    The best way to avoid social media mistakes after a car accident is to discuss your social media accounts with your personal injury attorney. Your personal injury attorney can advise you on how to best manage your social media accounts after a car accident.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above discussion helps you avoid the top social media mistakes after a car accident. If you are injured in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage. You will need that advantage to fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas accident victim.

    Your choice of an accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. It’s important to select a Las Vegas attorney that can put you in the best position to win your case. That’s why you need to speak with Anthem Injury Lawyers. Get the best accident attorneys in Las Vegas fighting for you. Our experts offer you the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 745-8167 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Published by Anthony Golden

    Attorney Anthony B. Golden (“Tony”) is one of the founding partners of Anthem Injury Lawyers. Tony represents clients in all aspects of personal injury cases, from pre-litigation through jury trials and appeals. Tony has a proven track record of successfully representing clients in trials, arbitration, and appeals, as well as assisting clients in resolving high-value cases in mediation.

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