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Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

Don't Post About Your Injury on Social Media

Social media has become incredibly popular. As of January 2014, almost 75% of adults who used the Internet also used social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Since that time, the number has grown. People often use these sites as ways to keep in touch with people and to share their experiences with friends and loved once. However, using a social media site can be detrimental to your case if you are pursuing a personal injury case.

People pursuing a personal injury suit are usually doing so because they have suffered significant injuries. They are likely seeking damages for extensive medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and pain and suffering caused by the injury. Likewise, these suits are also often the result of negligence or carelessness on the part of someone else. For example, if a grocery store owner fails to clean a spill right away after being notified of its presence, he or she would be held liable if a senior slipped in the liquid, fell, and broke a hip.

They can also pursue a claim because of emotional distress. People have sued because of a loss of enjoyment of life, a worsening of anxiety, depression, withdrawal, and isolation. These are all side effects that can happen when people are involved in traumatic accidents.

However, not all people are comfortable posting about their pain and suffering on social media. In fact, people often post the best of their lives as a means of showing others how well they are doing. Despite the fact they are suffering emotional or physical distress, they might be trying to make the best of a bad situation and post it to social media. This type of gesture can be a huge problem.

Anything you post on the Internet is public record. If you are suing a large corporation for your injury, the opposition’s attorney will use anything they can to ensure you don’t get compensation. The attorney might browse your social media pages, find something he or she could use against you in court, and you could lose.

For example, if a person is seeking damages for chronic pain and loss of enjoyment of life, but that person posts a picture on Snapchat showing himself or herself looking happy and having fun, the judge might rule against him or her because the claim seems like a lie. The best thing to do in your situation is to stay off social media until your case has been finalized.

If you were injured and need help pursuing a case against a negligent party, talk to one of our skilled Greenville personal injury attorneys about your situation today.

Contact us at (864) 408-8890 or fill out our online form to schedule a free case consultation today.

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