In this digital age, posting our whereabouts, what we ate, and whom we’re
with on social media is almost second nature to us. When something monumental
happens to us, our first instinct is to share it with our friends or followers.
If that something was a personal injury, ourAustin personal injury attorney from Komie & Morrow, LLP thinks you should avoid posting about the
event. In fact, if you’re involved in in personal injury claim,
you might want to rethink your social media habits altogether.
Let’s say you were in injured in a
car accident that left you with a concussion, soft tissue injuries, and a broken knee.
You file a personal injury claim stating you are unable to work your retail
job because you can no longer stand for 8 hours a day on your injured
knee. Before your accident, you were an active member at your gym. You’d
check in whenever you pulled into the parking lot so you could keep track
of the days you went.
Despite your injury, you want to continue your active lifestyle, so you
hire a physical therapist who works with you at your gym. To you, checking
into the gym is second nature, but to your insurance carrier’s attorneys,
this could be used against your as evidence that you aren’t as injured
as you say you are.
Maybe you use social media just to vent…
You were injured in an accident, and you’re upset the insurance company
won’t pay your settlement, so you hire an Austin personal injury
lawyer to help you with your case. Before meeting with an attorney, you
take to Facebook to explain your story to your friends and followers in
detail. You might later regret those statements as they could be used
against you in your case. In fact, the insurance company could pick apart
your story, to find ways to place the blame for your accident on you,
which could reduce the amount of your settlement or even eliminate the
possibility of a settlement at all.
At Komie & Morrow, LLP, we understand what it’s like to live
in the digital age. When you work with us, we can give you guidance on
what kind of posts you should limit during your personal injury case.
To schedule your first free consultation,
give us a call today.