Does Social Media Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

Social media impacts many parts of our lives. It is a wonderful way to share with the world who we are and what we are doing with our lives. However, it can also be a tool used against us in the most surprising of circumstances. You may not realize it, but what you post online can impact your legal life and your potential personal injury claim.

Insurance companies retain investigators and legal professionals to review social media accounts of claimants. They may investigate your online activity, including social media accounts and submit that as part of the documented evidence of your case. They may also subpoena files from other sources, which could include your social media account activity.

You may not think that your social media is a big deal. So, what if they see your vacation photos or silly rants online, right? The fact of the matter is, however, that innocuous social media activity can be strewn as evidence against your case. Your happy vacation photos may show you doing activities that you are not supposed to be able to do with your condition. Happy? You aren’t supposed to be happy – ever – you are injured, right? While your social media accounts may not paint the entire picture of your injury and limitations caused by your accident, it can certainly be used against you when you are trying to negotiate a settlement.

If you have been involved in a personal injury that is the fault of another individual or corporation, contact attorney Marc Plotnick, Esquire at Plotnick Law Firm 1-727-577-3300. Marc Plotnick, Esquire and his staff are here to help you receive the maximum benefits. Contact Marc Plotnick, Esquire at 1-727-577-3300 today.


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