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Yes, what you post online can and will be used against you.

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Social Media can ruin your personal injury case

Have a great skydiving photo? Did you recently run a marathon? If you have a personal injury case pending, be careful what you post online! Insurance companies are watching…

Skydivers taking a selfie

Yes, what you post online can and will be used against you.

“If you didn’t post it, it didn’t happen.”

That’s the thinking these days concerning social media. There is a constant compulsion to post every moment - every adventure - out to the entire world via Social Media. 

“Do it for the ‘gram.”

Peoples lives now revolve around making moments look good on camera - to make it worthy of “likes.” In fact, some thrill-seekers have taken to attempting dangerous stunts, all to get a YouTube video that will attract the attention of viewers (and marketers), and ultimately to “go viral.” Most do it for notoriety and fame, but no matter the reason, engaging in dangerous behavior not only risks your life, but calls into question your credibility should you find yourself the victim of a personal injury case.

Posting your adventures could cost you.

Depending on privacy settings, you (and others) may have access to posts from people you don’t know. Yes, total strangers may have access to your posts. Not including the major concerns about user privacy, what happens when you have a personal injury case pending?

If you have a Personal Injury Case pending, think twice before posting your adventures.

If you have a personal injury case pending, you must be careful what you post on online!  The insurance companies are searching for you and when they find pictures of you doing things you claimed you can no longer do as a result of an accident, you can bet they are going to use them against you. Insurance companies are out to discredit you, and by extension, your case - all to minimize (or outright avoid) paying what you may be entitled to receive from your accident.

Have you heard of the Miranda warning in Criminal cases?  Make a point to apply the same idea to Personal Injury cases...

"You have the right to post/not post photos on social media. Anything you post will be used against you by the insurance company and will be shown to the judge and jury. "  

Be careful....Insurance companies are watching!

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