Social Media Do’s and Dont’s after a Car Accident
Social media sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter have become popular ways for people to share important events in their lives with their friends and family members. Anyone who has an upcoming court case should assume that an attorney or investigator for the other side might look at what you have posted. Never post anything you would not share directly with the other side. In a personal injury case, your posts could be use to dispute your claim that you suffered from serious effects of the accident.
If you are claiming that you suffered a serious injury, the defense may look through your social media for any proof whatsoever to dispute that. Photos of your vacation or even of you enjoying a night out with friends could be used to show that your injury was not really as bad as you are claiming. Even pictures of you smiling with or posting about work activities could be used to dispute claims of lost wages or emotional distress.
It is a good idea to suspend your social media accounts while your case is ongoing. If you do keep your accounts active, it is best to limit what you post, check your privacy settings and avoid accepting any friend requests from any person you do not know. You should also ask your friends and family members not to post about you. While it can be difficult to control how another person uses their accounts, it is important to remember that posts by your friends can be used against you and advise them accordingly.
If you have questions about how your social media accounts could be used against you, contact a personal injury lawyer Charleston WV.
If you have been injured in a car accident, a Charleston WV personal injury lawyer at Freeman & Chiartas may be able to help you with your case. A WV car accident lawyer can help make sure that you get the compensation for your case that you deserve.