Social media can help us communicate, get our daily news fix, do business, and so much more. But what else can it do?
After a car crash, social media can ultimately end your case before it is even started. It can be tempting to share what happened with your friends and family on all your social media platforms, but doing so is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Insurance companies and lawyers love to look through your profiles for information, but not just information related directly to the crash. They troll for anything, photos or posts, that are inconsistent with your original story. Defense attorneys will look for anything that may reveal your behavior post-crash/injury; this includes any posts that make you appear happy and healthy. Some examples would be: vacation photos, parties, and any posts that show you have been physically active and happy since being injured.
The best thing to do after a crash would be to immediately refrain from all social media until the case is settled. This is the safest route to take. Some may think that making your profiles private is sufficient, but in the event of a lawsuit, private does not always mean private. In fact, your social media profiles can be subpoenaed during the discovery process. So, don’t post, and if you do, remember that what you post may be used against you.
Paradowski Law can help you navigate these difficult situations. With recovering from your injuries and extensive medical bills, you have enough to deal with. Our team will handle the technical aspects of your case, ensuring that an effective and compelling legal strategy is devised.