While social media is commonly used throughout our day to day activities, it is important to remember that there are some things that we simply should not post about. Your personal injury is one of those things. Posting bout your injury on social media can have adverse consequences when it comes to personal injury claims. In this blog we explain why social media and your injury claim do not mix.
Although it might be very tempting to let all of your friends and followers know about your injury and how it happened, you should refrain from doing so. This is because lawyers and insurance adjustors specifically seek out social media profiles to find any evidence that can be used to challenge your injury claim. This means that a seemingly innocent post on Facebook can be used to show that your injury isn’t as severe as your claim suggests.
A good lawyer will discourage you from using social media to talk about your injury or the details of your accident. Since your posts can be taken out of context and used against you, it is best to avoid talking about your injury at all. Avoiding social media posts that talk about your injury will make the job of casting doubt on your case more difficult for the opposing party and their lawyers.
One common mistake that people make when they use social media is accidently placing the blame for their injury on themselves. Even a minor post about how frustrating the experience of being injured is can be misconstrued, leaving you liable for your injury. One post or photo can unravel your entire case. If you want your personal injury case to move along as smoothly as possible, you should avoid posting about anything that relates to your injury or accident.
Have you suffered an injury? Contact our Louisiana team of personal injury attorneys to get legal assistance today.