Why you shouldn’t post if you have a personal injury claim.
If you have a personal injury claim, posting on social media can have seriously damaging consequences to your case. Let’s discuss this from a couple of different aspects
First, after an accident, you should never post yourself doing any physical activities on social media. Anything that you post on social media can (and will) be found by the insurance company and its attorneys. They will use the pictures and information to make sure you get a lower recovery—if you get any at all. For example, if you are claiming a back or neck injury and there is a video of you playing sports, playing physically with your children, enjoying social occasions with friends, etc…, this will hurt your claim. You being active, laughing, smiling---they will use this to argue that you were “not hurt all that bad” and wham! There goes your settlement.
Even a lock on your social media to make it private does not help. If you are in litigation, the other side’s attorney can make you produce the information or subpoena it.
A second situation regarding social media is actually talking about the accident. You should not even mention the accident on social media. Your accounting or recollection of events is not only potentially discoverable but can be heavily scrutinized from many different aspects to decrease the value of your claim. It can look like to you bragging about it—something that will surely be used against you. No facts, no stories, no pictures, no videos, NO ANYTHING!!!!!
Our duty at Zachar Law Firm is to help get you the best recovery for your case. We use numerous measures throughout you’re the case to ensure the value of your claim is fully protected. Any and all social media posting can have a very damaging effect on what we are trying to do for you.
If you are concerned that the insurance company is not paying you the best value for your case, call Zachar Law Firm today for a free evaluation.