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Expediters: Think Twice Before Posting Video Footage on Social Media After an Accident!
Being an expediter is a demanding and high-risk job, and it means you must make sure you and others stay safe. If an accident on the road is not your fault, you’ll need to prove it was the other person's fault. Even though you’re the victim, the burden of proof falls on you. Here's a simple tip: Keep your dashcam on, even when you're not driving. If an accident happens, save the video. This video will help show who was responsible.
Now, in today's world, many of us like to share our lives on social media, like Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, and Snapchat. But when it comes to accidents, it's best not to post anything about them online before a settlement is reached. The person who caused the accident and their insurance company might see it and use it against you.
Sharing accident details with the public may potentially hurt your claim. It's better to keep everything about the accident private. Talk about it only with your lawyer, safety director, and insurance adjuster. Before you share any videos or proof with the other party or their insurance company, ask your lawyer.
Even after the accident is settled, putting the video online might not be wise. Check the agreement you made when settling your claim. Sometimes, the release will say you can't talk about the accident or settlement on social media.
Preserve All Documents!
Remember to keep all the papers and documents! From the moment the accident happens, save everything related to it. This includes what witnesses say, reports from the police, how much it will cost to fix things, medical records, and anything else about the accident.
To stay organized, you can make a special folder on your computer or keep a physical file where you put all these papers. This folder will help you show all the important proof you need for your claim or lawsuit.
As an expediter, protecting yourself after an accident is essential. Keep the proof, keep information off social media, stay organized, and ask for help when you need it. These steps will help you keep your business safe and recover from an accident.
Stay safe on the road!
For more information or to see if you have a case, visit DowntimeClaims.com or call 904-278-7688.
The information in this article is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice.