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How Posting Online Can Hurt Your Injury Case

By Robert Kahn on March 27, 2015 - Comments off

Personal Injury LawyerIf you were injured and have a possible personal injury case, content that you post online can hinder your ability to get medical treatment and possibly even settle your case. Nowadays, insurance companies use the Internet to find out about any fraud. If you have been injured and have any disabilities as a result, it is vital that you stay away from posting any content that is contradictory to your statements about your injuries.

What we tell our clients is that they should stay away from posting any content about their injury on social media whatsoever. This includes Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media outlets.

Before posting content on social media regarding your accident, ask yourself the following questions:

  • Am I okay with this being potentially admitted as evidence?
  • Is this going to make my injury look less serious than it is?
  • Do I want to risk ruining my personal injury case?

If you have a potential personal injury case, you may want to consider restricting the privacy settings on your social media accounts so that only those you know and trust can see your content. Even then, it is important to stay away from posting anything that appears contradictory to the injuries that you are claiming.

Once you post something potentially harmful, you may have to avoid deleting it. Deleting such content could appear to be destruction of evidence, and the penalties for such actions can be very serious.

You should be very careful of what you post online when you have a pending personal injury matter. In this instance, less is more.

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