You should always be cautious of what you post on social media. You may be showing evidence that could undermine your personal injury claim and will most likely be used against you by defense attorneys or insurance companies. This is primarily why it is important for you to think about whether or not it would be a good idea to post a selfie, status update, or a direct message on any of your social media platforms.
When an individual files a personal injury claim, they usually request for financial and emotional compensation, such as:
Once an individual claims they are experiencing sensational pain on any part of their body, they should be aware of how it may look on social media. For example, if you have made a statement in your claim about suffering a right leg injury due to the car accident you were involved in, but you are seen hiking in the photo you posted to Instagram, it will affect your personal injury case. You may only get away with this if you are using equipment, such as a wheelchair or crutches, to help you move. Otherwise, this image will be used against you.
Privacy is no longer a thing. No matter what you post or send to a friend, it could be used in a lawsuit to determine who will be granted compensation for damages that were caused by a collision. Insurance companies and defense attorneys will keep a close eye on any important information you release on your social media platforms. Text messages may not be used against you unless it has been publicly posted or seized for examination purposes if a warranty is administered.
To prevent yourself from falling into this type of situation, it is highly suggested for you to convert your social media accounts to private. This way, you will not have others, besides your friends and family, access your photos or status updates. You should also ask your friends and family to refrain from posting something that could negatively impact your personal injury claim. Keep this process going until the case has come to a full conclusion.
Here are some additional tips on how you can maximize your compensation for your personal injury case.
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If you are a victim of personal injury and would like to file a lawsuit against the individual at fault, West Coast Trial Lawyers has personal injury attorneys with extensive legal experience in handling cases relating to injuries, such as:
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