If you’ve been in an accident and are making a claim for injuries, treat your social media just as you would when you are applying for a job. Insurance companies are constantly looking at Facebook, Instagram, and other social media platforms to see what injured people are doing.
What they’re first looking for are obvious pictures to show that someone is or is not injured. If you’re claiming that you have a bad ankle, but you post a picture running a 5K, the insurance company is going to question whether you’re really hurt.
The dangerous part is when a picture doesn’t tell the whole story. For example, many people who are injured miss out on enjoying family functions such as weddings. Injuries mean you miss out on joining in on the celebration and dancing. But, if you muster the strength to go out onto the dance floor for one song, the insurance company is going to use that to say that you’re not injured at all.
It’s important to live your life when you’re injured. But, it’s also important to be mindful when sharing the events of your life on social media. People might be watching.