While you may want to share about an injury you have suffered in an accident on social media, it is important to refrain from doing so and remain cautious if you recently initiated a legal claim. Insurance adjusters and defense attorneys may try to get useful information off of social media accounts to use as evidence against victims. Being aware of what you should do and what the other party involved may be doing is critical to protecting your claim for compensation.
During a free consultation, an experienced Maryland personal injury lawyer from our firm is prepared to provide guidelines and additional information on social media use when going through the legal process.
Courts have repeatedly found that anything you post to social media is considered public domain over which you have no reasonable expectation of privacy. Even if you carefully select only certain people to share this information with, once you have made the information public to others, you have forfeited your right to privacy.
Therefore, you must be prudent and proceed as though anything posted online is discoverable. Every tweet you send, every picture you share and every status update may potentially be used against you.
Relevant social media posts are routinely entered into evidence in personal injury cases. Insurance adjusters and defense attorneys often carefully scrutinize social media accounts to find information to justify denying a claim or reducing its value. This could include the following:
The best way to protect your claim is not to post anything to social media while it is pending. However, if that seems out of reach, there are several practices you could implement:
There are certain things that you should not post about your case, such as:
If you were injured in an accident and would like more information about how social media can affect your claim, Peter T. Nicholl Law Offices can help. Our lawyers have years of experience protecting the interests of injury victims and have successfully recovered millions in compensation for our clients.
We offer a free initial consultation and charge no upfront fees. You only pay us at the end of the legal process if we help you obtain a recovery.
Contact out offices today at 410-244-7005.