Boston, Massachusetts
529 Main St, #128
Boston, MA 02129
(617) 778-1000
At Bellotti Law Group, P.C. our skilled attorneys are committed to providing our clients with exceptional service with their personal injury cases in Boston, MA.

3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Case on Social Media January 9, 2019

Boston, Suffolk
3 Ways to Protect Your Personal Injury Case on Social Media, Boston, Massachusetts

Social media keeps the world connected. While this is beneficial in many ways, it poses potential drawbacks to anyone involved in a personal injury case. Whatever you post on these platforms is a matter of public record, so it could be used against you in a court of law. Also, it’s common for an insurance company to use a post as proof for not paying you what you deserve. Below are a few ways to protect the integrity of your situation on social media.

How to Avoid Self-Incrimination

1. Don't Say Anything About the Case

Don't post anything to social media about your personal injury claim or the accident that precipitated it. It can be tempting to want to share such life events on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, whether to vent frustration or seek sympathy. However, it’s crucial to the case that you avoid all platforms until the issue is resolved. Even an offhand comment, such as "I only took my eyes off the road for a second," could cast you in a negative light.

2. Stop Posting Pictures

personal injuryEven seemingly harmless photos can be misconstrued and become incriminating. For instance, if an insurer or lawyer find a picture of a night out with friends, they may use it as evidence that you’re not as hurt as you claimed. Moreover, if you’re seeking damages for pain and suffering, any seemingly happy or uplifting images will contradict that argument even if it was fleeting or there is good reason for it. 

3. Don't Accept Any New Friends

If you have a private social media account—which is always a good idea—don’t accept any new friend requests until your case is resolved. Opposing counsel, insurers, or their representatives might try to gain access to your personal information and see what you're posting regarding the incident. Treat such alerts as suspicious until you settle the claim.

 

If you've been the victim of a personal injury, let the attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C., help further safeguard your rights and interests. For more than 25 years, they have been representing injury, accident, and wrongful death cases throughout Middlesex County, MA, offering quality guidance and representation. Call (617) 778-1000 to set up a free consultation. Visit them online to learn more about their background in this and other practice areas.

Other Announcements, Events and Deals from Bellotti Law Group, P.C.
4 FAQ About Wrongful Death Lawsuits, Boston, Massachusetts
If a person is hurt because of another person’s negligence, they may choose to file a personal injury lawsuit. The resulting compensation can cover costs like medical bills and lost ...read more
3 Reasons to Hire an Attorney After a Construction Accident, Boston, Massachusetts
Construction can be a dangerous job. If you’re hurt in the field, your employer should have workers’ compensation insurance to cover your medical costs and lost wages due to tim...read more
5 Terms to Know Before Filing a Personal Injury Claim, Boston, Massachusetts
There are several terms in personal injury claims that may be confusing to some people. Many legal proceedings include jargon that people may not understand. If you’re prep...read more
What Is Personal Injury Protection Insurance?, Boston, Massachusetts
If you’re hurt in a car accident in Massachusetts, your options for pursuing compensation for the resulting damages may be limited. This is because Massachusetts has a...read more
What You Should Know About Rollover Accidents, Boston, Massachusetts
One of the most dangerous car accidents a driver can experience is a rollover accident. It occurs when a car, truck, SUV, or minivan rolls onto its side or roof. These accidents have...read more