Should I be concerned about social media after an accident?
You should be concerned about any posts that you make on social media when an accident occurs. In fact, your posts on social media dating back for decades may be subject to discovery in a personal injury case just because it shows how you were before and after the accident and can show a lot more than that. I cannot ethically tell you if an accident happens to remove posts from Facebook. However, you should not post virtually anything on social media after an accident occurs and this is because the defense will use just about anything to make it look like you’re either not injured or the accident wasn’t your fault or was your fault because of your social media posts. So, I tell all my clients if you can afford to take your social media site down, do it, and don’t post anything after the accident occurs. This is a very prevalent area of the law and in suit, that defense lawyer is going to be able to get any photographs that you have posted on social media almost from the beginning of time. It’s very important that you understand social media is used by the defense they literally almost immediately google you and get your facebook posts as soon as you’ve made a claim. It is very important for you to understand this.
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