It seems like everyone around you has a profile on at least one of the many social media platforms available to us today. In fact, it is probably surprising if you meet someone who does not participate in any social media. While social media can be beneficial by providing instant news updates, connecting you with family and friends across the globe, or introducing you to people who have the same interests as you, there are some negative aspects to social media. For instance, if you are involved in a personal injury suit, social media activity can be detrimental to your case. Below are five social media mistakes to avoid if you are pursuing compensation after being injured in an accident.
Assuming Your Activity is Private
Anything that you post on social media can be seen by anyone, anywhere. Make sure you are not posting anything that you would not want the opposing side to know or use against you in a case, even if you believe your privacy settings are strong. While there are privacy settings for various social media platforms, there is no way to guarantee that your posts will not be shared with the opposing party.
Discussing Your Case Online
As tempting as it might be to talk about your personal injury suit online, refrain from posting anything about the accident, your injuries, or the case in general on social media. A seemingly innocent discussion could somehow find its way into court and alter the results of your case.
Accepting New Friends
While your case is in progress, you should be suspicious of any new friend requests or other requests to connect with someone on social media, especially from people you do not know. The opposing party might have created a fake profile in order to seek out incriminating information about you.
Not Taking Action When Friends Post About You
While it might be an awkward conversation, it is important to have a discussion with friends and family to request that they refrain from mentioning your ongoing case on social media. You never know who their friends are or who will have access to their posts.
Not Searching the Internet for Old Information
There is so much content on the internet that it can be easy to forget about old articles or posts that are out there about you. You should try to comb through the information about you online so that if there are any issues you can inform your attorney and they can be handled appropriately.
Reach Out to an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Greg Baker Attorneys at Law, PLLC, we are here to help you avoid any mistakes that might harm your personal injury case. Our attorneys are dedicated to getting you the damages you deserve for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.