In today’s era, social media has become a major part of our lives. Everyone connects through social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Even if someone had an accident, he or she wants to tweet or share about it. However, one should think twice before posting anything about his or her accident on social media.
Social media posts can hurt your personal injury case in the following ways:
- Social media posts are public statements. These posts can be used in the court against you.
- Posts about the accident, your injuries, or saying that you are okay, can have a negative impact on your claim.
- Any post that shows that you are active can be used to lower or deny your claim.
- Friends can tag you in a post that may show you are not as injured as you say.
- Defense lawyers will look for evidence in your posts.
- The statement that you post can be twisted to make you look guilty.
- If you claim emotional or mental suffering, posts of you having fun with friends can be used in court against you.
- Angry posts about the other party in the case will not help you In court.
- Any post that appears apologetic can be turned around to make you look guilty.
Social media doesn’t help anyone in a personal injury case. It is best to avoid using social media until you finish your case. Avoid posting about your case and inform your friends not to post about you or your case.
If you have been injured in an accident, get the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
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