USE OF SOCIAL MEDIA DURING YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
Hi, Tyson Mutrux here again with Mutrux Finney, P.C. and today I’m sure going to quickly address social media during your personal injury case, or hopefully your lack of use.
One of the biggest things that people like to do when they get in an auto accident, or let’s say they fall somewhere or get insured in some way, they want to post it on Facebook, or Twitter and they want to tell the world. Well guess what, just like in a criminal case, everything you say and do will be used against you. Same thing. The insurance companies scour your social media accounts. This may be actually surprising to you but an adjustor will actually go, they’ll look up your name, they’ll look up your twitter handle, your facebook name, and they will copy every single thing on it.
I once had a client who had over 10,000 tweets in I think a two-year or three-year span. They sent every single one of those to me in discovery, and they picked apart every single tweet that she ever posted. So, I beg of you, if you have an injury case do not use social media. Talk about other things but I’ll caution you even to post about the smallest or minute things. One of my clients, she had done one cartwheel and it was about 1.5 years after the accident, and they wanted to use that against her.
So, I beg of you stay off social media not matter how harmless you may think it is. While your case is pending, just simplys stay off of it, post a couple small status updates. But especially when it comes to any physical activities that you may be doing. Stay away from it. Let’s say it’s a year from the accident and you’re going to run a 5k, don’t post it because they are going to use it against you. Trust me they will try and they will try and they will try.
Any other questions about that, give me a call. 888-550-4026, or look us up at www.mutruxlaw.com. Thanks a lot and have a great day!
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