Our attorneys for accident victims want you to be careful what you say via social media after a Pennsylvania car accident. For many of us, social media has become a useful tool for communicating important (and not so important) news to our friends, colleagues and family. It is part of what we do every day and when something significant happens to us, reaching for our phone to update our Facebook status or send a quick tweet may seem like the natural thing to do.
Don’t do it.
In many cases the updates that you make via social media may be used in determining the extent of your accident injuries. Think about how easy it would be to tell a relative who expresses concern about your injuries not to worry because your injuries aren’t that bad — or to tell a boss that you feel as if you can return to work soon.
Despite the importance of social media in our daily lives, there are still some situations — such as car accidents — when the news is better shared offline.