Should I Use Social Media After an Accident?

If you have been injured in a personal injury accident, it is best to stay offline until your legal matters are complete. To learn more about the consequences of posting on social media during a personal injury claim, continue reading, and contact our experienced Houston personal injury attorneys.

How can posting on social media impact my personal injury claim?

Posting on social media can impact you in many ways following an accident, all of which have negative effects on your upcoming claim. You may admit some fault in a social media post by detailing any events of your accident. You may also potentially risk the loss of confidentiality if you discuss anything online that you and your lawyer are meant to remain confidential.

Simply posting that you are doing well after an accident might be enough to tip the defense lawyer into taking your words for fact, even if you are not referencing your physical well-being. Posting yourself on social media in any physical way may give the other party an argument that you are exaggerating your injuries.

What if my social media accounts are private?

It is important to understand that making your social media accounts private does not protect you in a lawsuit. Defense lawyers are still able to access your social media content when your accounts are private. This is true for personal messages, deleted posts, and any other personal information found on your accounts.

What should I post?

It is in your best interest to refrain from posting on social media until the case is settled. This will avoid the other party attempting to access your social media to prove that your injury is not as severe as you have stated. Avoiding social media altogether will ensure the other party has zero access to any information following the incident.

Contact Our Experienced Houston Personal Injury Firm

If you require legal representation for personal injury matters, look no further than The Gonzalez Law Group. Schedule your initial consultation with our team to learn more about our services and how we can assist you. Contact us today.