How Social Media Can Harm Your Personal Injury Case

If you’re a personal injury claimant, the last thing you want to do is aid the other side through social media. Here’s how that can happen.

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Of all the important details and issues before us in the litigation department here at Batta- Fulkerson, few are more important in 2019 than social media.    

It’s no secret that social media’s reach has extended to all facets of our lives, but the way we handle personal injury cases is no exception. 

Nowadays, defense attorneys and the insurance companies alongside them can see your life in full view courtesy of social media. Even if you were under the impression that all your accounts are set to private, you know the old saying: Where there’s a will, there’s a way. And these parties find a way. 

When you’ve entered into a personal injury case and you’ve alleged injuries, defense insurance companies and attorneys will use pictures and videos you’ve posted to your social media against you.

 

Here’s why this matters: When you’ve entered into a personal injury case and you’ve alleged injuries, defense insurance companies and attorneys will use pictures and videos you’ve posted to your social media against you. Whether it’s of you on vacation, spending time with your family, or walking down the street, any and all content is fair game. 

Therefore, the best advice I can offer you is to resist any temptation to post about activities and happenings in your life to social media while your case is open. It’s simply not worth having the opposition retrieve that content and use it as ammunition against you.

For help with any and all of your personal injury needs, please reach out to us. We’d be happy to help however we can!   

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