How to use social media during a personal injury lawsuit
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Photo of T. Noel Brooks and Jesse Baez

How to use social media during a personal injury lawsuit

On Behalf of | Apr 24, 2022 | Personal Injury

If you are hurt while at a Virginia restaurant, park or other location, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Of course, this is only true if you can prove that another person or entity was responsible for an accident that caused a concussion, broken bones or other injuries. Let’s take a look at the role social media may play in determining the outcome of your case.

Don’t talk about your case online

It is in your best interest to refrain from talking about your case on social media sites. This is because you might inadvertently say something that could imply that you played a role in causing the accident that caused your injuries. It’s important to note that the defendant, the defendant’s lawyer and other parties will likely scour your social media posts for evidence that can be used against you.

You don’t know who can see your posts

If you are going to post on social media, it’s a good idea to restrict who can see your posts until after your personal injury lawsuit is resolved. For example, you might want to restrict visibility to your friends, family members or others who you trust. Of course, if someone shares a post, it could potentially be seen by anyone who is part of that individual’s social media circle.

Don’t feed trolls

It’s possible that the defendant in your case will make a burner account in an effort to harass you. It’s also possible that those who support the defendant will do the same. In such a scenario, it’s better to block these users as opposed to responding to any messages that you receive.

Staying quiet about your case may make it harder for the defendant to prove that you were at all responsible for your injuries and resulting financial losses.