In the aftermath of an accident, it’s likely that you’re building a case. During this timeframe, it’s very important to be cautious with your social media presence and refrain from posting anything that can contradict your injury claim. Additionally, posting about the accident itself holds the potential to provide details that may increase your liability or incriminate you, depending on the content and commentary on the post. Lastly, location check-ins must be considered. For example, if you claim to have a broken bone, but check in to your local gym every day following the accident, the credibility of your case may be compromised. As a general rule of thumb, avoid social media activity as much as possible following an accident.
To safeguard your accident case, it is advisable to minimize or cease your social media engagement altogether. Take the time to review and modify your privacy settings to limit access to your profile, posts, and pictures. It is imperative that you refrain from discussing the accident, injuries, health status, insurance claims, or personal injury case on social media platforms. Avoid accepting friend requests from unfamiliar individuals and request that your family and friends avoid tagging you in any posts, photos, or comments related to the case. Lastly, inform your attorney about your social media presence to ensure they are aware and can provide appropriate guidance.