Everyone uses social media these days – we live for our friends to “like” or comment on our latest adventures.
When you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll want to avoid social media discussions about any aspect of your case, about any parties in the case, and you’ll want to think carefully about what you’re posting from your personal life.
It’s very common for adjusters and attorneys to peruse social media to find out what you’ve been doing. It is their job to create a narrative of your personal injury experience that says, “this wasn’t such a bad injury. This claimant didn’t struggle with injuries or an altered lifestyle.” You do not want to provide them with quotes or photos to support their position! Even if the post is about something that you’re not necessarily restricted from doing because of your injuries or doctor’s orders, remember that these things can be misleading. Maybe standing in your back yard looks like an adventurous hike. Sitting with friends around a table can be construed as a party.
Protect your claim:
- Be careful what you post. Assume it will all be discovered.
- Take advantage of all privacy settings.
- Do not accept new friend requests and block anyone you don’t trust.
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