Daniel T. Goodwin Law
Insurance Companies Use Your Facebook Against You
If you’ve been injured and are involved in a claim against an insurance company, be aware that the insurance company will be looking at everything you post online in order to deny your claim! They will use all of your posts, tweets, and pictures to claim that you aren’t injured.
Setting your Facebook page to “private” doesn’t protect you. During a lawsuit, the insurance company may try to subpoena your entire Facebook page and Twitter account, even asking for all of your passwords and usernames so they can see anything private that you may have done. And it’s legal!
If you’ve been in an accident, the safest thing for you to do is to de-activate your social media accounts during the claims process. In the very least, be mindful of what you post, watch what others are “tagging” you in, and remember, social media is public!