People love to share, but sometimes they share too much information. It is understandable that people want to share their accomplishments, pictures of their children, and photos of their vacations. However, when it comes to talking about a car accident injury or any other personal injury, you may want to back away from the computer or cell phone and think first.
You may be surprised at how many social media posts can get people into trouble, especially when it comes to personal injury cases. As Alaska personal injury lawyers, we want to advise you about watching what you post on social media.
If you post certain details about your personal injury, it can have a direct impact on your case's outcome. What if you post a status that indicates you were responsible for the accident? What if you post something that tells or shows that you were not paying attention and you are the reason the accident occurred? Or what if the post shows you in an unfavorable way?
The insurance company will be able to use your social media updates and photos against you. If you have made claims that you were seriously injured, but post photos of you having a great time with your friends, the lawyers for the insurance company can use that as evidence that you were not really injured.
It is extremly important that you pay close attention to your social media networks and your privacy settings. You do not want your friends tagging you in photos, videos, or statuses that will give anyone reasons to doubt that your injuries are not as serious as you say they are.
If you have been injured and you need advice about the best ways to handle social media during your personal injury case, do not hesitate to contact us today.