How Social Media Affects Personal Injury Cases

Does Avoiding Social Media Really Help Your Personal Injury Claim?

There is no good reason for you to post any information about your case online. Just as you should not speak to anyone other than your doctors or personal injury attorneys and staff, you should also avoid posting information online about your accident or injuries.

This includes:

  • Photos
  • Comments about your injuries
  • Circumstances of the accident
  • Comments about the other parties or attorneys involved in your case

You should assume that the opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters can see all postings on Facebook, Instagram or similar social networking sites.  You can be certain that they will be looking at all of these sites for anything that might be posted about you.

Can't I Just Set My Social Media Settings to Private?

There are privacy settings on most social networking sites that allow you to control who gets to see the content that you post.  What you can’t always control, however, is what others do with that information.  There may be nothing you can do to stop someone from copying and pasting what you post.  You can delete something from your profile, but you can’t prevent others from posting it to their sites or sharing it via email or other means.

For this reason, we strongly advise you to avoid posting any information at all about your case on platforms like Facebook and others.

If you have more specific questions about your case – please call us or write to us. We are here to help!

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