Take These Steps to Ensure Social Media Does Not Affect Your E-Cigarette Personal Injury Case
There is no question that you want to build the strongest possible case for your personal injury case. However, many victims end up lowering their compensation by taking what they view as innocent actions on social media. Read along to find out what steps you should take to ensure that social media does not negatively affect your e-cigarette personal injury case. Then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 to request a free case evaluation.
Social Media Can Begin to Feel Like a Necessary Part of Life
According to a recent study, 81% of people in the U.S. have at least one social medial profile and this number has risen steadily for over a decade. With so many people used to sharing what is going on in their lives, it can seem natural and normal to share about your accident. Unfortunately, even a post that does not seem to have anything to do with the accident can have a negative impact on your potential to recover funds.
Stay Off Social Media Until Your Case is Settled
We know that no one who is active on social media wants to give it up but if you do not, it could cost you thousands of dollars. One careless post, picture, or update could affect your entire case. The other party could use it as evidence that you are not as injured as you say you are, that you are not treating your injury properly, or that our story has changed. It is not worth it, which is why we recommend not being on social media and making sure that your profile is private.
Do Not Have Conversations with People on Social Media Platforms
It may seem innocent to talk to a co-worker or other acquaintance on Facebook Messenger or other social media platforms but this can be dangerous as well. You never know who will report what you have said, or whether the at-fault party’s insurance company will gain access to your messages. Do not talk about your accident on any public forum – even if you think your conversations are private.
Ask Friends and Family Not to Post About Your Injuries or Treatment
Sometimes, your friends and family may have the best of intentions and post about your injury or treatments. Ask them not to do so. The information they share could be used against you, even if it is their own opinion and not based on what you have told them. Do not talk to them about your attorney. Do not give them information that could hurt your case.
Do Not Delete Your Account: Contact an Attorney
Some people read this advice and assume that the best option is to simply delete their social media account. This is false. This could be construed as you are trying to hide information or even destroy evidence. Instead, contact a personal injury attorney by calling Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.