Making posts on social media comes second nature to many. We want to share good news, update friends and family on our lives, and simply stay connected to our community. However, if you are injured in a personal injury accident, unfortunately, there are consequences to posting on your accounts and they may play a role in a personal injury trial. Continue reading to learn more about if you should post on social media following a Toronto accident.
How can posting on social media impact me?
There are many ways that posting on social media can impact you following a Toronto accident, all of which have a negative effect on your claim. Though you may not intend to, you may admit some fault in a social media post by detailing any events of your accident. You can also potentially risk the loss of confidentiality if you discuss anything you and your lawyer are meant to remain confidential.
Posting that you are “doing well” after an accident might tip the defense lawyer into taking your words for fact, even if you are not referencing your physical well-being. Simply posting yourself in any physical way on social media may give the other party an argument that you are exaggerating your pain.
Does this affect me if my social media is privatized?
Making your social media accounts private does not protect you in a lawsuit. Defense lawyers are able to access your social media posts even while the accounts are private. This also includes access to deleted posts, personal messages, and any other personal information found on your accounts.
What should I post?
In order to avoid the other party attempting to access your social media to prove that your injury is not as severe as you have stated it would be within your best interest that you refrain from posting on social media until the case is settled. This way the other party has zero access to any information following the incident and they will be unable to use your accounts in the case.
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