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What You Should Know About Social Media & Personal Injury Law October 18, 2019

What You Should Know About Social Media & Personal Injury Law, ,

When it comes to personal injury law, the compensation you receive has much to do with your actions after the incident, especially your social media activity. No matter how much of a role social media plays in your life, its use can have a negative impact on your case. Here’s what you should know.

How Can Social Media Affect Your Case?

personal injury lawIn personal injury law, the defendant or an insurance company can examine your public social media posts. They can even demand access to private content to check for information relevant to your claim. Any photos or posts you shared related directly to the accident, or even activities that you participated in after the incident, can impact the case.

For example, if you posted a photo of yourself on a hike or at a dance with friends after your injury, the defense could argue that your injuries were less severe than you claim. In this case, you could end up with a lower settlement.

Social Media Best Practices During a Case

Social media posts could be used to argue against the suffering caused by an accident, which is why it’s best to stay off social media until your case has been resolved. Tell friends and family members not to tag you in any posts while the case is ongoing to ensure that you don’t accidentally undermine your case.

Whether you need help navigating personal injury law or business contract matters, you can expect sound legal input from Pirrello, Personte & Feder, PLLC, Attorneys at Law in Rochester, NY. With over 120 years of combined legal experience, they will use their extensive knowledge to address your legal needs. To learn more about their practice areas or to speak with a motor vehicle accident attorney, visit them online or call (585) 544-7090.

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