When you are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit, your focus is most likely on winning the suit and earning your settlement. If you post regularly to social media, you do need to take your posts into consideration. Posting on social media about your case can compromise it. You could lose your settlement if you post too much or the wrong thing about the case. It is better to avoid social media, period, when it comes to talking about your lawsuit. Here are three reasons why you shouldn’t post about your personal injury claim on social media.
Social Media Isn’t Private
Too many people forget that social media is public. Defense lawyers, insurance adjusters, and other investigators know the types of things that people post on social media. They will be on the lookout for any posts that may hurt your case. You should always remember that they are watching and be careful about what you post.
Social Media Waives Confidentiality
You have the right to some confidential information. However, as soon as you post something to social media, it is no longer private. Any information that you post on social media completely waives the confidentiality. You may even have a clause in your settlement that prohibits you from sharing certain aspects of the case. If you share information that is supposed to stay confidential, it could make you lose your case.
Social Media Can Be Weaponized
You need to remember that everything that you say, the defense attorney or the insurance adjuster can use against you. It’s easy to say something without regard to whether it can be used against you in court. Sometimes, you may not even realize how it can be used against you. It may seem like an innocuous statement, but remember that the insurance company wants to pay as little as possible and the defense lawyer wants to be able to poke as many holes in your case as possible. You should avoid talking publicly about your case at all.
If you are in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit, try not to post about it on social media. You might not realize the damage that you are doing to your case until it is too late. The best person to consult about what to and not to say is your lawyer. To discuss your claim, consult with an attorney, like a personal injury attorney from David & Philpot, P.L., today.