Posted On: April 9, 2012 by Lependorf & Silverstein

Why Social Networking is a Bad Idea When Filing a Personal Injury Claim

New Jersey Personal Injury Social Networking MistakesIf you have been injured in a New Jersey accident, it is important that you watch what you say because the insurance company responsible for your potential settlement is likely to scrutinize your every move. Insurance adjusters have it in their best interests to find reasons to deny your claim. Therefore, what you post on a Facebook page or Twitter feed about the accident can be just as damaging as what you say on the phone to the insurance company while discussing your claim.

One of the major factors that could affect how much compensation is available for your injuries is if you were partially responsible for the accident. For example, if you post a photo on Facebook showing you drinking with your buddies the night of the accident, the insurance adjuster may use that to show that your negligence caused the accident. Such posts can seriously jeopardize your personal injury claim.

Another important part of an injury claim is proving how much suffering you have endured following the accident. Therefore, posting photos of yourself playing a sport, skiing, or lifting weights may hurt your argument that you are undergoing severe physical suffering since the accident. A knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in New Jersey can help you avoid the many potential pitfalls in this process.

The reputed legal team at Lependorf & Silverstein offers free case evaluations to anyone injured in an accident. We know how to determine liability for the accident and how to protect the rights of injured victims. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.