Almost all accidents that take place in the United States happen because of driver error. In the aftermath of a crash, the police will often come to the scene and take information from the parties involved as well as look it over and they may include in their accident report who they believe is at-fault for a crash. Additionally, if you work with a Virginia Beach personal injury attorney, they may decide to conduct an investigation to dig up all the facts related to the incident and figure out where the fault lies.
Putting the blame for an accident on the correct party is very important in the state of Virginia due to its contributory negligence rule. Under this doctrine, any party who has a part in causing an accident can’t obtain monetary compensation for the damages that they sustained. Even if one party was almost entirely to blame for an accident and another party had a very small part in the incident, both parties would not be able to secure financial compensation for the harm they endured.
All actions you take and anything you do can provide a sliver of evidence for an insurance adjuster to make the case that you had some fault in your Virginia Beach car accident. This is one of the many reasons why working with a Virginia Beach car accident attorney is so important. Your attorney will provide you with the legal counsel and advice necessary to ensure that nothing you do or say can hurt your case. At Virginia Beach Injury Law, Ron Kramer, a seasoned Norfolk catastrophic injury attorney will work with you so that you can build the strongest Virginia personal injury claim possible for the most compensation.
What You Should Do With Your Social Media After A Virginia Beach Car Accident
The first thing you should do when it comes to your social media is don’t use it if you can. The insurance company is going to scrutinize your social media platforms to find any ounce of evidence to use against you. Because of the tough laws in Virginia for obtaining financial compensation after a traffic collision, it is best not to do anything that can give them an ounce of power over your Virginia personal injury claim.
So if you are able, take a break from all social media accounts. In addition, you can take the following proactive steps to further ensure the information that can be damaging to your case doesn’t arise:
- Tagging of your photos and posts can be detrimental to your case so while you are going through the claim process, do not let anyone tag you in anything.
- Take all of your accounts and put them onto the private setting so that only people you know and allow to view your information can.
- Don’t accept any new requests to connect with anyone until your claim has concluded.
- While it might be tempting, do not tag or check-in to the places you go.
Speak with a Virginia Beach Personal Injury Attorney Today
Until you have received a settlement from your Virginia Beach personal injury claim and that claim has been closed, taking extra precautions, especially when it comes to social media is helpful. To work with a talented and experienced Hampton car accident attorney, please call Virginia Beach Injury Law to schedule a free consultation at (757) 802-4662.