Staying off of social media after an accident is the best route to take if you are planning to take legal action in a personal injury claim. To learn more about how avoiding social media can benefit your upcoming claim, continue reading. For help with your claim, give our experienced Ontario personal injury lawyer a call today. We are looking forward to hearing from you. Here are some questions you may have about using social media following a personal injury:
Can I post on social media after an accident?
Social media is used by many to update their loved ones, especially when something as life-changing as an accident occurs. However, it is in your best interest to avoid social media altogether after an accident if you are considering taking legal action. Your personal injury claim could be negatively impacted by anything you post online after your accident. You should refrain from posting photos of yourself or any activities you partake in after your accident. To take things one step further, it is best to warn your family and friends to avoid posting photos of you online until your claim is resolved.
What if my social media is private?
You may want to make your profiles private during this time. You may also want to avoid adding any new friends or followers. This may help you to feel more private, however, private accounts do not actually protect your information. A defense attorney still has access to your private account and its contents. Thi is true even for private messaging conversations or deleted social media posts.
What are the benefits of not posting online during a personal injury lawsuit?
It is beneficial to avoid posting online after an accident for many reasons. If you have been injured in an accident where you suffered a severe injury and you make a post online about taking a walk or being otherwise active, a defense attorney may use this to question the validity of your claim. Avoiding social media will ensure the defense attorney has nothing to use against you in court from your social media. It is also important that you avoid sharing information that is shared between you and your attorney. These conversations must be kept confidential to avoid giving important information to the defense.
If you have any further questions about social media after an accident, do not hesitate to contact our firm today. We are here to help.