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
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.
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!