It is important to understand the risks of posting on social media after an accident and during the personal injury claim process. Continue reading and give our skilled New York City & Westchester County personal injury attorney.
Is it a bad idea to post on social media after an accident?
It is important to keep in mind that updating your social media for your loved ones about how you are doing after an accident is not the best idea. However, you will want to recognize that you should avoid social media after an accident while in the midst of seeking compensation for a personal injury claim. It is in your best interest to avoid discussing your injury, accident, or recovery online. You should also refrain from posting photos or videos of yourself, especially doing activities you may participate in after your accident. Finally, you should also alert your friends and family about posting any photos of you online during this time. This is because it may supply the other party with proof to use against you in your personal injury claim.
What if my social media is private?
It is a good idea to make your profiles private and try to not accept new friends or followers for the time being. This may allow you to feel safer, however, it is important to note that private accounts do not protect your information from defense attorneys. Defense attorneys can still get your content, even if your accounts are private. This is even true for private conversations or deleted posts.
What are the benefits of not posting online during a personal injury lawsuit?
There are multiple causes to avoid posting online after an accident. For example, if you have sustained a severe hip injury in an accident and you make a post online about taking a walk or otherwise being active, a defense attorney may use this content to question the validity of your claim. Simply restating the events of your accident or making a statement about your injuries has the potential to hurt your claim. Posting online can easily damage your credibility in a personal injury claim. Because of this, it is best to avoid social media entirely. It is also important that you do not consult any information communicated between you and your attorney. These conversations must be held confidential to avoid providing important information to the other side.
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