Almost everyone has a social media account nowadays, and there are definitely some pros and cons to social media. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, though, social media could prove advantageous or disadvantages depending upon the circumstances surrounding your accident.
Good for Documentation
Social media can actually benefit both before and after a car accident when it can be used to document the scene of an accident. One of the things that a Houston car accident lawyer will always tell you to do as soon as you possibly can after getting involved in a car accident is to take pictures. Take pictures of the crash, every person’s driver’s license, the scene and so on. It can also be useful to use social media to document any witnesses’ testimonies as well as any injuries that you or anyone else had right after or before the accident.
Bad for Distracted Drivers
However, if the personal deemed responsible for the accident was found to be using social media when the accident occurred, then social media could prove bad for that person. If you are the one who was injured in the accident, though, it could prove useful for proving your case in a court of law.
The best thing to do after getting involved in a car accident is to contact a Houston car accident attorney like Sandoval Law Firm PLLC immediately after the accident. A Houston accident attorney can evaluate everything leading up to your car accident and everything that happened afterwards to help determine whether or not you have a valid personal injury case.
Regardless of whether you are deemed partially at fault for the accident or the other person is deemed wholly at fault, a personal injury attorney can help secure you the most favorable settlement for your personal injury claim. Because the attorney won’t get paid until you do (in most cases), you can rest assured that your attorney will likely be working as hard as he or she can to secure you the best settlement possible.