25 Dec 4 Ways Social Media Use Can Impact Personal Injury Cases (Pt. 1)
Tweeting, Facebooking and otherwise using social media is becoming a deeply ingrained part of modern society. While social media use impacts the way people communicate with each other, it can have other impacts that may not be readily apparent – especially for people who may be involved in personal injury cases, suing negligent parties for hurting them.
Here and in an upcoming second part of this blog series, we will point out some of the more significant ways that social medical use can negatively affect injured people’s personal injury cases. If you have been hurt as a result of anyone else’s negligence or recklessness, don’t hesitate to contact Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyer Richard Langerman. He will provide you with aggressive legal advocacy so you can resolve your case as favorably as possible.
1 – Discussing the accident in social media
Talking about what is going on in your life, what’ve you’ve been through and will be going through, is not uncommon in social media. However, if you are involved in a personal injury case, disclosing the details of your case online via social media can be very detrimental to the strength and outcomes of your case.
This is because, when you talk about what happened online:
- Your posts can be subpoenaed by defense attorneys.
- You may not realize it, but how you word things online and what you say could end up being used against you in future proceedings related to your case.
- You could end up giving the defense evidence against you, and this could end up hurting your case – and your claim for compensation.
2 – Talking negatively about the defendant in social media
After someone else’s negligent or reckless actions hurt you (or someone you love), it’s likely that you may be frustrated, angry and upset and that you may want to vent these feelings (or just seek some support) online via social media.
If you find yourself in this position, do your best to resist posting negative things about the defendant in your case. The reason this is so important is that, again, what you post online can come back to you bite; in the worst cases, your negative posts about defendants can lead to you losing your personal injury case and/or facing defamation lawsuits.
Be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog series for our continued discussion regarding how social media use can impact personal injury cases.
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