How can social media affect my lawsuit?

When you are injured in an accident due to another person’s negligence, it is likely that you will pursue a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation for your injuries. When you do so, it is important to be aware of your social media presence. Today, social media is a major part of many peoples’ lives. Some people document every waking moment of their lives on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more. What many people do not realize is that this can actually have a negative impact on a person’s personal injury lawsuit.

One post on social media can have a detrimental effect on your lawsuit. If you are suing someone for damages because you have had a severe leg injury due to an accident and then you post on Facebook that you just went on a great hike up a mountain, your case is essentially ruined. Attorneys and insurance companies alike will be monitoring whatever social media sites they can legally have access to throughout a case in order to look for ways to find evidence against you. The primary goal of the person who will have to pay up is to pay as little as humanly possible. If you aren’t nearly as injured as you say you are and they find evidence of that on the Internet, you may lose your chance to recover compensation.

If you have been injured in an accident, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you put together a case. The dedicated and compassionate personal injury attorneys at Vigilante Law Firm, P.C. would be happy to provide you with assistance in your case and help you recover the compensation you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation so we can assess the specific circumstances surrounding your lawsuit.