Why Social Media Posting Is A Bad Idea After A Personal Injury

After you retain an experienced personal injury attorney following an accident you were injured in, your attorney should do more than just the required legal work. They'll also help you through learning how to manage your life as you sue the negligent party for the injuries. During this time, you may be tempted to post accident information and recovery updates on your social media pages.

While social media has become a big part of everyone's life, posting on social media can bring you even more trouble and legal issues. Your personal injury lawyer should discourage you from posting, and we'll explain a few reasons why.

Twisting a Statement Out of Context

The biggest risk you face when you post information about your accident on social media is having the statements you make being twisted by the negligent party's legal team because their job is to prove your injuries aren't as serious as you claim.

Placing Blame

When you're stressed and worried after an accident, you might be tempted to post your frustrations, and you could soon find yourself regretting those statements, as the legal team for the defendant could take your statement as you placing blame on yourself for the accident. This threatens your entire case and could cause you to lose a settlement.

When you work with our experienced team, we will walk you through all of the communication methods so you never say the wrong thing, whether online or in person. We invite you to contact our team today.