Motorcycle or Car Accident Injury? – Why you shouldn’t be so social about it!
One of the biggest dangers of social media is that anything you post can be used against you in court. This includes not only posts and pictures about your accident or injury but also social posts or pictures about unrelated topics! Additionally, social media is a great way for insurance companies to snoop around and try to find dirt on you. Information on social media can be misconstrued, taken out of context and used against you in your case. To play it safe, let’s look at some important dos and don’t of social media behavior during your case.
- Don’t – Make your accounts public
- Don’t – Talk about your personal injury case online or share accident/hospital pictures with anyone
- Do – Monitor your social accounts. Friends and family like to share your stories whether you like it or not
- Do – Consider pausing your accounts to prevent any social media engagement, tagging or unwanted snoops
- Don’t – Accept friend requests from strangers.
- Don’t – Discuss any updates or conversations with your lawyer on social accounts.
DO – Hire a good lawyer like The Fran Haasch Law Group that will coach you on these types of tips to make sure you have the best outcome after an accident. Don’t let anyone put words in your mouth or make assumptions from pictures that are shared. Your accident and personal injuries are between you, your medical team and your lawyer.