Everyone enjoys sharing rants and raves as well as vacation and activity photos on social media but, if you’re involved in pending litigation, you may want to think before you post.
How Social Media Can Impact Your Personal Injury Case
Insurance companies and opposing counsel will often monitor social media accounts of plaintiffs in personal injury cases. This way they can find pictures and other content they can use to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the medical claims you have made related to your injuries forwarded by experienced personal injury attorneys.
For example, if you post pictures of a skiing trip you took after filing a personal injury suit related to an accident, opposing counsel could use these photos to make the argument your injuries and medical needs are less than you’ve claimed in the suit.
Pictures aren’t the only thing you need to be wary about posting. You should also avoid describing your injuries and treatment online. Even innocent mistakes or awkward phrasing on your part could give the defendant’s attorney an avenue to attack your claim.
When litigation is pending, loose lips sink ships. Therefore, take care that your social media presence doesn’t endanger your chances of recovering the compensation you deserve. Heed the advice of your personal injury attorney regarding your use of social media.
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