Most of us recognize that what we say or do on the Internet is never truly
private. Despite knowing this, many continue to overshare the personal
details of their lives with the world. While this is generally harmless
to do, it can come back to haunt you in unexpected ways. Now more than
ever, the courts are reviewing social media accounts as a means of evidence
to support or deny injury claims. Therefore, it is essential you minimize
your social media presence on platforms like Facebook and Twitter to ensure
you do not unknowingly sabotage your own case.
What Is My Social Media Presence?
A quick search on Google will tell you everything you need to know about
your Internet presence. What this refers to is how frequently and in what
context you appear online. In a world where social media is unavoidable,
you are responsible for taking control of your identity.
How Can Social Media Affect My Case?
If you are constantly updating your social media circles about the details
of your life, you are bound to share parts of yourself which can be exploited
in the event of an accident. If you are injured at the hands of another,
it is almost guaranteed the insurance company will attempt to evade responsibility.
For example, an innocent Tweet sent out moments before the crash can indicate
a lack of attentiveness on your part, even if the content you shared reveals
no details. It’s not always just about what you post, as “liking”
a comment or post on Facebook can implicate you as well.
What Can I Do?
Simply put, think twice before you post. The very nature of accidents is
their unpredictability, which is why you can never be too cautious in
taking the proper steps to protect yourself. You cannot live your life
in anticipation of an upcoming accident or injury, but you may consider
the importance of withholding information as your greatest asset.
Respected Legal Advocates Diligently Fighting for You
Maintaining your life online has never been easier, and never been more
dangerous. This is why at the Law Office of James M. Stanley, we strive
to keep you as an informed and up-to-date on the latest strategies being
used by insurance companies whose primary goal is to ensure they don’t
lose any money off of your injury. If you or a loved one has been injured
in an accident due to the negligence or misconduct of another, don’t
let yourself be taken advantage of. We are led by compassionate and dedicated
personal injury attorneys who won’t give up on you.
Get started on fighting for the compensation you deserve by
calling us at (817) 591-4222.