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Why posting on social media could be bad for your case

On Behalf of | Jun 4, 2024 | Personal Injury

You need support after being injured in an accident. Although you may be able to find this support from face-to-face conversations with your family members and friends or maybe even through counseling, there’s a good chance that you’ll also feel compelled to vent your frustrations on social media.

This is understandable, but posting on social media could be bad for your personal injury lawsuit.

The risks social media poses to your personal injury claim

The defendant in your case is going to do everything they can to avoid liability. This means they’ll fight to minimize your injuries and shove the fault onto you. As they scour your social media posts, they might use your posts for the following purposes:

  • To demonstrate that you’ve taken some accountability for the accident.
  • To show that your injuries aren’t as severe as you claim them to be.
  • To highlight that you’ve made inconsistent statements about your accident and your credibility is thus questionable.
  • To acquire information about your medical history that they can then use to diminish the impact your accident has had on your health.

Social media can do a lot to hurt your personal injury claim and nothing to support it. So, you’re better off staying off social media for now. If you need additional support, it’s probably a good idea to speak with your therapist or even your attorney so that your comments are more protected from disclosure to the defense.

Mitigate risk in your personal injury case

There are a lot of missteps that can be made in a personal injury case. You don’t want to fall victim to any of them. That’s why you need to thoroughly prepare your case with foresight and an understanding of what the defense will try to do to attack your claim. If that’s something with which you need assistance, then consider seeking out the support and guidance you feel is necessary.