There are a number of reasons why you should avoid posting on social media after an accident. Continue reading, and give The Gonzalez Law Group a call today to learn more. Our dedicated Houston personal injury attorneys are on your side.
Why should I avoid posting on social media after an accident?
You will want to recognize that updating your social media for your loved ones about how you are doing after an accident is not helpful. As a result of this, you should avoid social media after an accident while in the middle of seeking compensation for a personal injury claim. You will want to avoid examining your injury, accident, or recovery online. You should also abstain from posting photos or videos of yourself, especially doing activities you may participate in after your accident. Ultimately, you should also alert your friends and family about posting any pictures of you online during this time. This is because it may supply the other party with evidence to use against you in your personal injury claim.
What if my social media is private?
It is highly recommended that you make your profiles private and try to not obtain new friends or followers for the time being. This may make you feel more protected, however, it is important to note that private accounts do not protect your information from defense attorneys. Defense attorneys can still obtain your content, even if your accounts are made 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 faced a serious 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 challenge the validity of your claim. Simply repeating the events of your accident or making a statement about your injuries has the possibility to damage your claim. Posting online can easily hurt your credibility in a personal injury claim. As a result of this, it is best to avoid social media altogether. It is also important that you do not confer any information shared between you and your attorney. These conversations must be kept confidential to avoid supplying important information to the other party.
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