There are millions of people who use social media every day. Whether it’s to share a picture of you and your friends on a fun night out, a gym selfie, a new restaurant, or whatever the case may be, many people use social media for a variety of reasons – particularly to share the highlights of their lives with family, friends, and other followers. While social media can be a great outlet to share these fun and special moments, it is important to know that social media can impact your personal injury case. Anyone with an ongoing lawsuit should be extra careful about sharing on any social media platform.
Let’s discuss some examples of how social media can negatively impact your personal injury case. For example, disclosing any details about your personal injury case can seriously harm your case, so always remember not to disclose any details about your case with anyone. Another prime example of harming your case on social media is by sharing too much about your life – for instance, posting a picture of you dancing at a nightclub or posting a picture of yourself at the gym, while claiming that you have a back injury from the accident.
Insurance companies and defense lawyers definitely do their due diligence by checking the internet for any and all information about you in order to minimize your case. They do so by researching your social media profiles and if they have proof of a photo that you posted of you at the gym while you are claiming that you have a back injury, this can seriously harm your case. With that being said, it is always best to make your account private and not post at all during a pending personal injury case if you wish to obtain maximum compensation. And better yet, just delete your profiles altogether if you can.
It is important to know not to underestimate insurance companies and defense lawyers. It is their job to minimize your case as much as possible so that you get a lesser payout. So if you have a pending personal injury case, remember that insurance companies and defense lawyers will go to great lengths to minimize your case and posting on social media during the time of an ongoing case is just not worth it.
If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, our team at Sullivan & Sullivan can provide you with the legal guidance you need and deserve. Contact our team for a free consultation with a trusted personal injury lawyer in Manhattan Beach!
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