Insurance companies can use information you share on social media to fight your claim for personal injury compensation. There are specific rules on admissible evidence in court or a settlement, social media is a gray area.
It’s safer to be careful with the information you share on your social networks. Follow these quick tips to help avoid issues:
- Posting any photos, videos, or written accounts of your accident injuries, or lawsuit on social media
- Making all your posts, photos, and videos viewable to the public
- Letting family and friends post about your accident, injuries, claim, and lawsuit on social media
- Not deleting your past posts about the accident prior to filing a personal injury claim
- Posting your whereabouts after the accident. Your mobility may diminish your claim’s value.
It’s safer to assume anything you post online can be used against you. Because the rules on using social media evidence aren’t clearly defined, it’s better to seek immediate legal advice.
For more information talk to the Dallas, Midland, Leander, Cedar Park, Round Rock, Georgetown, Lago Vista, Jonestown, Bertram, Burnet, Marble Falls, Austin, and Liberty Hill area of Ely, Valentine & Reed, PLLC today. Call us at (512) 562-7000.