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Can My TikTok Videos Damage My Car Accident Claim?

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The things you do and don’t do on social media can significantly impact your ability to get compensation. Even worse, there are things you can do that can contradict your claims of an injury (such as exercising or dancing), and this can result in serious consequences.

TikTok is one form of social media that has grown in popularity over the last few years. It often involves viral videos of people doing physical activities and more. Most of the time, these profiles are public and easily accessible by insurance adjusters and investigators looking to deny your claim.

Many people attempt to move on with their lives even when injured. Often times people will continue to attempt to live a normal life even if it increases their pain. Many times injured parties will engage in activities that will cause them increased pain the following day. Unfortunately, those images of activity don’t tell the whole story and can be used against you in a lawsuit.

Here are some dos and don’ts when it comes to TikTok to prevent damaging your claim.

Avoid Posting Anything that Contradicts Your Injury Claims

If you intend to use TikTok in the aftermath of a crash, avoid posting videos that investigators could use to claim you didn’t suffer an injury. For instance, if you have an active claim for a back injury, but you’re performing physical activities on your TikTok videos, insurance adjusters can use these videos against you to minimize or deny your claim.

Never Assume Your Profiles are Private

We suggest keeping your social media profiles private, but that doesn’t mean investigators and adjusters don’t have tactics to access your content. Because of this, you want to still err on the side of caution when it comes to what you’re posting. Always assume that what you post can be found by anyone.

Never Delete Anything from Your Social Media, TikTok Included

Don’t delete anything when your claim is under investigation. When you delete content from your TikTok or other social media, it may be considered destruction of evidence. Deleting content can be detrimental to your case, meaning you don’t recover the compensation you need moving forward.

At Bertoldo Carter Smith & Cullen, we know how crucial social media is in your case. We encourage you to stay clear of anything that can damage your claim, including posting videos and photos to TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media account.

If you need legal representation following a severe crash, our Las Vegas car accident attorneys are here for you every step of the way.

Call our firm today to discuss your potential claim: (702) 505-8115.

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