When an individual is injured in an accident due to the negligence of another party, they may consider bringing a personal injury lawsuit in an effort to recover damages. When an individual does pursue a lawsuit, it is essential that they are careful about how they portray themselves on social media. As much as everyone seems to love sharing all sorts of details about themselves on social media, it is important to be aware of how certain posts can impact a lawsuit.
A few ways that an individual can protect themselves from their social media having a negative impact on their lawsuit include the following:
- Don’t post anything about the personal injury case, including the injuries, the accident, the other party, attorneys, or anyone else involved
- It is also important not to post anything about one’s social life on Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. because it can be used against the individual in the injury case
- Make sure to set all social media profiles to private and do not accept any follow requests or friend requests from those who are not personally known
- Ask friends and family to avoid posting about the injured party during the lawsuit
If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today.
Timian & Fawcett, LLC is proud to serve clients throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. when they need strong legal representation after being injured in an accident. If you are the victim of someone else’s negligence, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.