In this new age of social media, everyone needs to be careful regarding what they put out there. This is especially true in the world of personal injury litigation. We advise our clients to act with caution when posting on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and more.
Lawyers and insurance companies alike are always searching social media for slip ups, looking for every minor post that could be used as evidence against you. Whether it be during trial, or simply waiting to see if your claim is approved, you should practice caution while using your social media accounts. Insurance agents will always do background checks into the people they may have to pay out. Opposing counsel will surely do the same.
If you have just suffered an injury and have been in an accident, use extreme caution with what you post. Pictures showing a happy, carefree lifestyle can be used against you as evidence that the injuries you have sustained are negligible and not as bad as they may seem. This is never truer when suing for pain suffering. Posts showing off that you have been traveling or even enjoying classy restaurants can be used to show that someone who has suffered serious injuries and financial instability is not as injured as they claim. We understand that this may seem ridiculous, and that suffering an injury does not mean you cannot live your life, but we still advise caution when dealing with your social media presence.
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