Texas Personal Injury Blog

6 Dec. 2016

Nosy Adjusters: Why You Should Set Your Social Media Accounts to Private

Posted By Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC

In today’s day and age, social media is one of the most popular forms of communication. But, did you know that social media could be considered public record? That’s right, and this can be problematic for those who choose to use social media after they have been involved in a serious accident. How?

In most cases, individuals who choose to file personal injury claims are doing so because they have sustained physical injuries and are seeking damages for any expenses associated with the injuries as well as noneconomic damages for suffering and physical pain that result as direct consequences of the physical injuries.

To substantiate such damages, claimants must get in touch with medical professionals, specialists, and witnesses who can testify to the pain of such claimants. On the other hand, the defense, or the party whom the claim is filed against, will, more than likely, try to bring evidence which suggests these damages are not as serious or severe as the claimant suggest. Because social media is such common source for information, a defense may choose to examine a claimant’s social media profiles

Now, consider a person who is pursuing a personal injury claim and seeking damages for physical pain, the inability to enjoy physical activities, and a loss of mobility. However, the defense brings evidence, through the claimant’s social media accounts, which depicts the claimant hiking and enjoying time with his or her friends. The judge may rule the claimant is not entitled to financial compensation for such damages as the photographs serve as evidence that the claimant remains capable of physical activity and emotional wellness.

The Solution

Because posting anything to a social media account following an accident can be detrimental to your personal injury claim, it is wise to temporarily suspend all accounts. This can safeguard your rights and ensure you are able to pursue the financial compensation you deserve for your physical injuries, emotional distresses, and other damages you may have acquired as a result. Additionally, it is important to ask family and friends to refrain from posting anything that may be related to you after your accident.

Have You Suffered Injuries in an Accident? Call Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC

If you have been involved in an accident and believe another individual should be held liable for your injuries, we urge you to get in touch with our Dallas personal injury lawyers at Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC right away. We can look into the details of your case and determine which strategies can best safeguard your future. When you choose to entrust your case to our team, we will make you our most important priority.

Retain the legal experience you need on your side by contacting Uvalle Law Firm, PLLC today!

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