How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

It is not strange nowadays to see everyone around you with their eyes glued to their smart phone or tablet.  The internet and social media are almost an addiction for many.  But if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit, you need to be careful using Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets.  It is widely known that defense attorneys and insurance adjusters find ways to follow and investigate litigants using social media.  Usually, the goal is to find a way to contradict your claims.  Sometimes they are actually successful.  Your personal injury lawyer will no doubt recommend that you avoid social media, at least for a while. Your comments and photos can destroy your case Assume you have filed a lawsuit claiming an injury to your back, following an auto accident.  What type of damage do you think it would cause if you post a photo of yourself installing your child s new playground set?  Maybe an innocent tweet about your upcoming ski trip to Colorado or the mara


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