Tips for Filing a Personal Injury Case

If you suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, it may be time to speak to a personal injury lawyer, like one from Hall-Justice Law Firm. You may be entitled to receive compensation for your losses. A lawyer can help you pursue a personal injury claim and protect your legal rights.

Why You Should Avoid Discussing Your Personal Injury Case on Social Media

Many people these days post intimate details about their life on social media. One subject you should never discuss on Facebook and other social media pages is your personal injury case. Here’s why:

  • What you post can be used against you. If you have filed a personal injury claim against someone, you can bet that the defendant’s insurance company will look for any information to devalue your claim. They may even start lurking on your social media pages. If you post something that may suggest that you are not as injured as you claim, it could hurt your case. For example, if you are claiming that you suffered a back injury in a car accident and post a photo of yourself dancing at a party, the other side may try to argue that you are not truly injured.
  • Your posts may get misconstrued. Even if you don’t think you are posting anything damaging on social media, the other side may still try to find something. They may even misconstrue your posts. For instance, a friend may post on your wall asking you how you’re feeling. You may tell that friend that you are feeling better each day. While that might seem innocent enough, the other side may try to argue that your injury must not be too severe and that you don’t deserve as much compensation. 
  • You should focus on your recovery. While social media can be quite entertaining, it can also cause some people stress. When you are recovering from an injury, you don’t need any extra stress in your life. You need to concentrate on taking care of yourself and healing from your injury. Instead of scrolling through your social media pages, get proper rest and engage in relaxing activities. 

If you were injured in an accident caused by another person, schedule a meeting with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case.

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