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Ask a Personal Injury Attorney: Avoid Social Media During a Case

[fa icon="clock-o"] August 27, 2011 [fa icon="user"] John J. Scura III [fa icon="folder-open'] Insurance Claims, Accident

Injured_man_on_phoneAs all personal injury attorneys will tell you, it's important to be careful about posting information on social media when involved in personal injury lawsuits or any litigation.

You may be seriously injured and post some seemingly innocent information about having fun or doing well, only to have it used against you by an insurance company or defense counsel in your personal injury case. Or, you may post innocent pictures on your Facebook page only to have those used against you that you are doing fine.

Keep in mind that you may be seriously injured, but still the wrong choice of wording on a social networking site could be used in the wrong way against you.

Insurance Companies Will Use Any Information They Can to Cut Down On the Amount of Your Claim

Insurance companies will look for any small piece of information to use it to cut down on the amount of money that you deserve to cover a serious claim. We now advise clients in our initial letter upon being retained to be conscious and careful of any postings on line. I have had cases where these postings have been used against my clients. Always err on the side of caution and watch what you say online as once it is out there, it cannot be taken back.

Contact our personal injury attorneys in one of our New Jersey Offices if you have questions about your potential personal injury claim.  

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