Why shouldn’t I post on social media following an accident in PA?

There are several reasons why posting on social media after an accident could damage the chances of having a successful personal injury claim. To learn more, keep reading and give our skilled personal injury attorneys a call today to discuss this further. At Friedman Schuman, our legal team is on your side.

Is it a bad idea to post on social media after an accident?

You will want to keep in mind that updating your social media for your loved ones about how you are doing after an accident is not the best idea. However, you will want to recognize that if you avoid social media following an accident if you are seeking compensation for a personal injury claim, it is best to dodge speaking about your injury, accident, or recovery online. You should also abstain from posting photos or videos of yourself, especially doing activities you may participate in after your accident. Lastly, you should also warn your friends and family about posting any photos of you online during this time. This is because it may provide the other party with evidence to use against you in your personal injury claim.

What if my social media is private?

It is a good idea to make your profiles private and avoid accepting new friends or followers for the time being. This may help you to feel safer, however, it is important to recognize that private accounts do not shield your information from defense attorneys. Defense attorneys can still reach your content, even if your accounts are private. This is even true for private conversations or deleted posts.

What are the benefits of not posting online during a personal injury lawsuit?

There are numerous reasons to avoid posting online after an accident. For instance, if you have sustained a severe hip injury in an accident and you make a post online about taking a walk or otherwise being active, a defense attorney may use this content to question the validity of your claim. Just restating the events of your accident or making a statement about your injuries has the potential to hurt your claim. Posting online can easily damage your credibility in a personal injury claim. Because of this, it is best to avoid social media entirely. It is also important that you do not consult any information communicated between you and your attorney. These conversations must be held confidential to evade providing important information to the defense.

If you need any assistance with your impending personal injury claim, do not wait to reach out to our firm today.


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