Many of us are heavily engaged in social media and have an account for every popular platform, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. While social media is certainly a helpful tool for many, keeping people connected and creating an easier method for networking, it can also be a detriment to those who are in the midst of a personal injury case. What might seem like a completely innocent post, could be taken out of context to be used against you and derail your claim. The only way to be safe is to refrain from logging in until your case reaches a resolution.
However, if you absolutely cannot stay off social media, you should exercise caution whenever you choose to post something. Below is a list of things you should never do on social media during a personal injury case:
- You should never post anything about your claim or the accident online, including any meetings you have with your attorney. You should also never post about your visits to the doctor or interactions you have with the insurance company. Everyone loves to vent on social media, but when it comes to any legal matter, keep it to yourself or talk to your attorney. A lengthy rant about your claim is only going to come back to bite you in the end.
- You should never post any photos or videos of your injury or any damages you sustained. Maybe you have some gnarly wounds that you want to share, but you need to resist the urge. Simply share it in person with your friends. Additionally, if someone tags you in a picture, ask that they remove the tag or untag yourself.
- You should ask your friends and family members to respect your privacy during this time and refrain from posting about your circumstances. If they post something, contact them outside of social media to ask that they do not discuss or post about your case on social media.
- You should change your privacy settings, so that only your friends can see your posts. This not a foolproof method to keep your posts private, but it will at least make it more difficult for anyone to pry.
Personal Injury Attorney in Union County
If you were injured in a car accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you need to hire a skilled personal injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure you are able to obtain the fair and just compensation you deserve. At Bridges, Jillisky, Streng, Weller & Gullifer, LLC, our Union County attorneys have the experience and knowledge to effectively represent you and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions.
Begin your case today and contact us at (937) 403-9033 to schedule a free case review.