Stay Off of Social Media Until Your Personal Injury Case is Closed
Social media is a helpful way to stay connected to friends and family, especially after an accident. You may want to post on your profile and let everyone know you are okay, but this could undermine your ability to pursue compensation. Our firm wants you to be informed of the risks of using social media during a personal injury case.
Social Media Posts Are Public Record
Social media posts count as public record. This means they may be used against you in court. Any message, picture, or video you post could potentially undermine your claim. When you file a personal injury lawsuit, the insurance adjuster will investigate your social media platforms to determine evidence of fraud. The insurance company may take pictures or messages out of context to claim that your injuries are not as bad as you say they are, or that they did not occur in the accident. That is why it is important to avoid posting anything on social media until your case is complete.
If you do post on social media, at least make sure your privacy settings are at the highest possible level. It is also a good idea to ask friends and family to avoid posting anything about you until the case is settled. This can help protect your ability to pursue justice in a personal injury case.
Diligent Representation for Clients in Lexington
If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, Goeing Goeing & McQuinn PLLC is here to help. We have guided countless clients to successful legal solutions. With years of experience and an in-depth knowledge of state and federal laws, we will fiercely advocate on your behalf. Our Lexington personal injury lawyers know how insurance companies operate, and will use effective legal strategies from start to finish.
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