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Can Social Media Impact My Personal Injury Lawsuit?

You’re out shopping in a prominent store when you slip and fall and sustain a pretty serious injury. The first thing you may want to do after receiving medical attention is post about your experience on social media — maybe you even want to do this while you’re still sitting in the emergency room.

If you’re planning on pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, you’ll want to hold off. What you might not realize is that discussing the details of your accident and/or case on social media can have a significant impact on the outcome. Let’s dive into the specifics:

You’re Providing Evidence

A personal injury lawsuit is designed to help you win compensation for the negative impact an accident has had on your life. A defense attorney’s job is to prove that your life has in fact NOT been negatively impacted by this injury. Therefore, anything that you say (or post) can be used against you in a court of law.

Negative Posts Can Backfire

Voicing your negative opinion about an incident on social media should be avoided. Unfortunately, you can be labeled as someone who is an angry person that’s just looking to sue someone for an easy payday.

To ensure you have optimal chances of receiving the compensation you deserve, always refrain from posting about the situation.