31 Dec 4 Ways Social Media Use Can Impact Personal Injury Cases (Pt. 2)
Continuing from 4 Ways Social Media Use Can Impact Personal Injury Cases (Pt. 1), here, we will resume our discussion regarding how your posts to social media can end up hurting personal injury cases.
More Ways to Avoid Sabotaging Personal Injury Cases via Social Media Use
3 – Putting up pictures of your activities in your social media accounts
When it comes to social media use and personal injury cases, people typically do not realize that the pictures they post online can be as damaging to their cases as what they say or write online.
Generally, this is due to how personal injury cases are usually resolved and how insurers may investigate plaintiffs. In particular, not posting pictures of your activities in your social media accounts when you’re involved in personal injury cases is crucial because:
- Insurers tend to monitor injured people’s activities, and this can include some of their online activities.
- Online pictures of your activities may show you doing things that may make it appear as though you aren’t injured, you aren’t as severely injured as you have claimed, etc.
- Insurers can try to argue that, given these pictures and your activities, you don’t need the money for medical care that are trying to secure from your personal injury case.
4 – Revealing confidential terms or matters related to personal injury cases in social media
In some cases, aspects of personal injury cases – like the discussions that happen during settlement meetings and/or the terms of settlements successfully reached – must remain confidential, and litigants in these cases (plaintiffs and defendants) are required to:
- Sign confidentiality agreements
- Not disclose the specific confidential information – otherwise they could lose their cases, settlements, etc.
If, however, you or someone whom you are close to take to your social media account(s) to talk about the confidential terms of your case, you could end up inadvertently sabotaging your case, your settlement and your access to the financial resources you may need to recovery from your personal injuries – and to move on with your life.
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