Suppose you were in a trucking accident and suffered leg and back injuries, and you're pursuing a personal injury claim against the trucking company. However, your social media activity can harm your claim, even if your pain is genuine and prevents you from working. Insurance adjusters may use posts and photos that seem to contradict your injuries against you in settlement negotiations. Therefore, it is best to limit your social media presence until your case is fully resolved.
Every social media platform has privacy settings that allow users to restrict who can view their profile, posts, and photos. Even privately posted information may be used in a personal injury case. So, be sure to disallow access to your content by people outside of your connections, and avoid adding new connections after an accident or filing a personal injury claim.
Sharing details of your injury on social media can mischaracterize the extent and cause of your injury, contradicting the story presented by your legal team. Defense counsel may use your own words or photos against you if they conflict with the narrative presented by your legal team. Therefore, always be careful and avoid posting angrily about the defendant. Remember that your legal counsel's goal is to build a strong case and help you obtain maximum compensation for your injuries, and social media posts rarely help in achieving this goal.
Hiring an attorney like T. Verner Smith in Jackson, Tennessee, can help ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries. They can navigate the legal system, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
Call us today to schedule a free consultation regarding your case, at (731) 423-1888.
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