One of the first questions we ask clients when they come to our law firm is if they use any form of social media. While most people use websites like Facebook or Twitter to connect with their friends and families, sometimes that habit has to change when they're involved in a personal injury case.
In some cases, insurance companies are permitted to monitor your social media activity. Even using privacy settings or taking other preventive measures may not stop them from accessing your information and posts. The truth is that insurance companies will go to great lengths to skew the case in their favor. Any photo or status update that you post can be misinterpreted, hurting and hindering your case.
That's why we often suggest that our clients shut down their social media accounts for the duration of their case. However, as anyone who uses social media knows, sometimes this is not possible. For this reason, I have provided a few social media tips to consider after you are involved in an accident:
I can't stress enough how important it is to keep your personal information private. It may seem unfair that social media can be used against you, but it's always better to be safe than sorry. Think twice before you post anything, and rely on us to fight for the compensation you deserve.