It is now standard operating procedure for insurance companies and their lawyers to perform detailed social media searches, checking profiles on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn for reasons to deny a claim. It could be as simple as claiming you are too injured for work while simultaneously posting pictures showing you walking in your own living room or smiling with a friend.
Everybody is their “best” self on social media. Rarely do we post the lows of our day-to-day struggles. More often, our social media accounts depict us in our best light. Unfortunately, insurance companies will take these images and use them against you.
What you post on the internet is forever. While you might wonder what difference posting a few pictures smiling on the beach with your family would make, remember, as a general rule of thumb: don’t post something on social media that you wouldn’t want read or shown to a jury of your peers as an example of the magnitude of your injury claim.
At Aiken Schenk, we are here when you need us. Ty Taber, Al Ricciardi, and Austin Kurtz are Aiken Schenk’s team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys. With a track record of success, you can count on our lawyers’ experience, knowledge, and results. When catastrophe strikes, have Aiken Schenk on your side. Don’t destroy your legitimate claim by talking about it.