We can’t imagine our lives without social media. Even people who
claim they could live without it can’t help but check their accounts
at least once a day. With the advent of such technology, however, comes
the possibility of overexposing your own private information, which can
lead to many severe consequences--especially if you are in the midst of
litigation for a personal injury claim. Many people don’t realize
the various ways social media can be detrimental to obtaining the compensation
you are seeking, leading countless people to sabotaging themselves.
Anything relevant to your case can be considered evidence, including what
you post on social media. Even if you believe your settings and profiles
are set to private and cannot be accessed, this isn’t always the
case. What’s even worse is once something you’ve posted has
been admitted as evidence, you cannot go back and delete it as it may
be considered obstruction of justice.
Insurance companies are relentlessly looking for ways to avoid paying the
compensation you are entitled to, so they will do everything they can
to make it seem like your injuries or emotional distress are not as severe
as you claim. The best practices following an accident or injury are to
avoid social media altogether. Staying silent until your personal injury
claim is settled is the smartest way to avoid facing any issues altogether.
Contact Our Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Duncan Law Group, we have seen countless cases fall apart due to oversharing
on social media. This is why our Chicago
personal injury lawyers are dedicated to providing the most comprehensive and informative
legal counseling. Our legal team will best advise you on the correct course
of action to take while you are in the midst of a personal injury claim,
so we can do everything in our power to ensure you achieve the successful
results you’re looking for.
Contact us by calling (855) 773-5191 and speaking to a representative today.