Avoid Using Social Media during Personal Injury Cases
Social media is a part of many people’s everyday life. Posting details of our daily activities, struggles, and triumphs, are commonplace these days. However, it’s important to note that you should avoid using social media during personal injury cases. In some circumstances, posting some types of information could actually hurt your case.
Do Not Post Personal Information
While it may seem harmless to post basic information to your social media accounts, it could cause problems for your lawsuit. Keep in mind that almost everything you post can be seen by the public. This includes the other party, or attorney, in a lawsuit. It is particularly important not to talk about your lawsuit with others. If you have a question about social media use, discuss the matter with an attorney before posting anything online.
Keep Your Health Matters Private
It is essential that you keep your health matters to yourself. Remember that attorneys, and others, may be reviewing what you post online to find discrepancies with your data. For example, if you hurt your back in a serious fall, and have filed a claim, posting photos of you dancing at a party could be used to demonstrate that you’re not injured at all, or that your injury wasn’t that serious. In a scenario like this, a simple social media post could put an end to your case.
Avoid Posting Details of the Case
While it might be fine to post details of your life on social networks, it’s certainly not acceptable to post anything about a lawsuit in which you’re currently involved. This can cause problems with your case, especially if you post any confidential information.
Get Help from an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
In cases where a personal injury claim is pending, it’s best to get help from an attorney as soon as possible. Keep from posting anything about your injury, or anything that could be used against you in your case. Your lawyer will advise you of the options available to you, and will likely instruct you to be careful about all of your online activities.
If you were injured due to the negligence of someone else, you may be entitled to compensation. Call the legal team at Udall Shumway PLC for a consultation.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you need legal advice regarding Social Media During Personal Injury Cases, or any other personal injury, please feel free to contact Brian T. Allen at 480.461.5335, log on to udallshumway.com, or contact an attorney in your area. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.