Social media can be detrimental to a personal injury case. Find out what you can and should not do on social media during a car accident case.
Social media can be detrimental to a personal injury case. The attorney and insurance company from the opposing side will look for social media posts that question what you’re saying about your injuries. Find out how to protect yourself.
You were in a slip-and-fall accident three months ago. You’re seeing a doctor for your injuries, and you hired a personal injury attorney. Your attorney advises you not to post anything about your accident or condition on social media.
You post about things that are going on in your life every day. You will need to be careful about what you say and post on social media now, which will be difficult. It’s essential not to talk about your case or give any updates about your condition. A simple social media post can be taken out of context and, in some cases, ruin a lawsuit.
Social media content can be used as evidence in a court of law. You may think if you have your settings set to private, these posts won’t be admissible in court. Not the case. It's possible to be issued a court order for your social media login information so that your social media after the accident can be reviewed. This information becomes evidence.
Evidence is the key to any lawsuit. Photos and thoughts you post on any social media site can be used against you. Don’t give the insurance company or defense attorney this opportunity.