SOCIAL MEDIA USE AND HOW IT CAN IMPACT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CLAIM
According to AdWeek, 65% of adults in the United States use social media and the percentage continues to rise. As many of you know, social media websites are a great way to keep in touch and share views, photos, and experiences.
After being injured it is understandable why some people want to share the details of their injury on social media with family and friends. However, it is best to think twice before doing so. What you share can have a negative impact on your
Are My Social Media Posts Public Record?
The answer is YES! Anything that you post publicly on the Web, or that others post about you, might be used as evidence against you during a personal injury case. However, private messages cannot be accessed without consent or a warrant. Anything else, however, is fair game.
Best Practices for Social Media
Posting anything online after an accident may severally impact your claim. After you have been in an accident, make sure your accounts are set to private. You should temporarily halt all of your social media activity. It is also a good idea to ask friends and family members to refrain from posting anything related to you during your claim process and to set their profiles to private as well.
If you have more questions about the impact of social media on your personal injury case, contact Mapp, Mapp, & Klein. Our team of experienced attorneys and legal professionals is ready to serve you. We are proficient at handling all manners of personal injury law cases. We put you in the best position to receive maximum compensation for your injury.
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