It is the responsible and smart decision to make to stay off of social media after an accident. To learn more about how this can benefit your upcoming personal injury claim, continue reading. For assistance with your future personal injury claim, do not hesitate to contact our experienced Atlanta injury lawyer. Here are some questions you may have about how to handle social media following an accident:
Should I post on social media after an accident?
It may be second nature for you to update your loved one on social media about how you are doing after an accident. However, posting online should be avoided following an accident if you plan to take legal action. You must avoid discussing your injury and anything to do with your accident or recovery online. You should also refrain from posting photos of yourself or any activities you may partake in after your accident. Finally, warn your friends and family to avoid posting photos of you online, especially tagging you.
What if my social media is private?
You may want to make your public profiles private during this time. This may feel better, but it is important to understand that private accounts do not actually protect your information. It is responsible to avoid accepting new followers or friends in the meantime. However, a defense attorney can still access any content you post online, even if your accounts are not public. This is true even for private conversations you may have online or deleted posts.
What are the benefits of not posting online during a personal injury lawsuit?
It is best to avoid posting online after an accident for many reasons. For example, if you have been injured in an accident where your knee was severely injured and you make a post online about taking a walk or being otherwise active, a defense attorney may use this to question the validity of your claim. Posting nearly anything online can easily undermine your credibility in a personal injury claim. Simply retelling the events of your accidents or making any type of statement about your injuries can hurt your case. It is also best to avoid discussing any information that is shared between you and your attorney. These conversations must be kept confidential. Maintain this confidentiality to avoid giving importation information to the defense. Staying offline will ensure the defense will have nothing to use from your social media to question your claim.
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