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How Social Media Can Wreck Your Auto Accident Claim

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

Image is a two-image split; the first image is of 2 black and white sedans that have very bright red tail lights in an accident (rear end accident), and the right side shows 4 hands holding 4 cell phones with social media icons floating above and around all of them.
How Social Media Can Wreck Your Auto Accident Claim

You've just been in a car accident. Your adrenaline is pumping, your thoughts are racing, and—like many of us in the digital age—your instinct might be to share the experience on social media. But wait—let's talk about why this might not be a good idea! Posting on social media after a wreck isn't just a quick update to friends and family; it can be the catalyst that blows up your auto accident claim, leaving you on the hook for medical bills, insurance hikes, and more.

Social Media and Auto Accidents are a risky cocktail that can be more potent than ever, blending public perception with legal repercussions in a mix that's tough to swallow. Wondering if those real-time updates are really necessary? We’ll delve into the impact of sharing every moment, especially when you’re in a vulnerable situation.

But while you're sharing, remember there are insurance investigators silently observing and scrutinizing your every post, like, and comment. Yes, those innocent-looking emojis and "feeling relieved" statuses can be misinterpreted and paint the wrong picture.

If you find yourself asking, "Can insurance adjusters spy on me in Georgia to try to get out of paying my claim?" If your social media profiles are public, it's usually legal for adjusters to review them as part of their investigation into your claim.

Think your privacy settings on social media will keep you safe? Think again. We'll discuss how to use them wisely but also why they are far from foolproof. And before you even think about navigating these digital minefields on your own, learn why taking the first step to protecting your rights with a free case assessment/initial consultation with an experienced injury attorney like John Edmonson is crucial.

This is Part 1 of a 3-part blog series that will be published on

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We’ll discuss the role of insurance investigators and how they use social media August 30, 2023, in Part 2 of this series, "Navigating Social Media Minefields Post-Auto Accident."

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