How Social Media Can Affect Your Personal Injury Claim
Posted June 6th, 2016 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Categories: Personal Injury.
We are in an age filled with technology. We’re all obsessed with our devices and it seems that each year there’s new technology that will blow us away. How many times can you say you’ve seen someone walking down the street, glued to their smartphone? Or how many times have you’ve done it?
Not only are we always connected, but we’re obsessed with social media. Nowadays, Facebook and its brethren have millions, if not billions, of users on their sites. We’re obsessed with telling the world how we feel at this very second. How many times can you say you visit your social media accounts? Once a day? Every 12 hours? Once an hour? Yet, this oversharing and obsessing on social media can really come back to haunt you. Especially if you have personal injury lawsuit pending.
For instance, let’s say you recently got into a car accident and you injured your head. The doctors say it’s going to take you months, maybe years, to recover from this injury. With mounting medical bills, you turn to your insurance company for help but it refuses to give you the money your claim is really worth. So you begin legal proceeds to get your rightful compensation. However, your doctor soon tells you that your injury is no longer as severe as it once was and you should expect to fully recover within a month.
What great news! So what do you do when you get such great news? You post it on Facebook.
Bad move. That’s now public record and the insurance company can use that information against you in your lawsuit. It can claim that your injuries are now healed and you don’t deserve extra compensation such as pain and suffering. When you are involved in any type of legal situation, even the most basic information about your accident posted online can come back to haunt you. Your best bet is to keep quiet about your lawsuit and your injuries until the situation has been resolved.
If you have been involved in any type of accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’re going to need a personal injury lawyer. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.