Lawyers Tell You What You Need to Know about Posting on Social Media after a Car Accident in Phoenix
How Social Media Posts May Harm Your Car Accident Claim
There are many factors that come into play in a car accident case. Testimonies, police reports and even traffic cameras are all used in court to argue cases. However, with the ever-expanding role of the Internet in everyday life and social interaction, new technologies are starting to be used in court. One element which is becoming increasingly intertwined with personal injury claims is the existence of social media.
After you have been in a car accident and post pictures or write what you did that night, it is vital that you remember that the insurance adjustor or the at-fault driver's attorney may be watching everything that you post. Your pictures, Facebook status updates, twitter posts, and blog posts may seem like they lack incriminating information, but each must be thought about carefully. Make sure they cannot be twisted and turned against you.
As Phoenix car accident attorneys, we advise people to be very careful about using social media when they are involved in a car accident injury claim. Even if you think you are not putting anything detrimental on your social media page, you never know how another person can twist and turn what you wrote to be used against you. Make sure to block any unknown users from looking at your page. Do not accept any friend requests that you do not know. Pay careful attention to all of your settings, especially on Facebook. Look to see if anyone is following you on Twitter or any other site.
When You Have a Phoenix Injury Claim, Be Careful of What You Post On-Line
If you have been injured in an accident and are seeking compensation, but photos and Facebook posts show you walking, going out with friends, or doing anything that a seriously injured person wouldn't be able to do, your claim can be damaged. If you are involved in an injury case, try to minimize you appearance on social media, and disable friends from tagging you in pictures or posts. Avoid talking about your recovery online.
Even if you are in a tremendous amount of pain, if a picture shows you out and smiling after your injury, the opposition can use it against you. The picture doesn't show someone in constant pain because you are an upstanding person and you are trying to deal with it as best you can, but think of this situation and how it could be used against you to claim that you really aren't hurt as seriously as you say you are.
Since 1996, the Phoenix injury lawyers of Breyer Law Office, P.C. have been successfully practicing all manner of Phoenix injury and wrongful death lawsuits. We offer free consultations on all personal injury claims in Phoenix and can walk you through your individual personal injury case and the legal options you have. As experienced personal injury attorneys, The Husband & Wife Law Team can answer all your questions.