2 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid When Filing A Personal Injury Claim
If you have filed a personal injury claim against someone whom you deemed responsible for your injuries, you may be going through a rough time while waiting to win the case. Because of this, you may be tempted to vent your frustrations or lean on people through your social media accounts. However, before you do so, make sure that you do not make the following mistakes that could hurt your chances of winning the claim.
1. Blasting the Other Party on Your Accounts
After being hurt in an accident, you are most likely feeling a lot of pain, anger, and frustration while you adjust to the injuries and wait for your claim to be processed. Because of this, you may decide to vent these feelings publicly to your connections on your accounts and blast the other party. You may cuss or talk about details of the case openly, feeling that it will not do any harm.
However, blasting and insulting the other party on your accounts could be viewed as harassment, especially if the people on your social media pages know the other party. And, if you talk about too many details, you may inadvertently say something that contradicts your statement for the claim. Either of these scenarios may sway the judge against you if they are shown screenshots.
2. Posting Too Many Pictures of Your Activities
Another mistake that you should avoid making while waiting for your injury claim is posting too many pictures of your activities on social media. If you are in pain but you pose for pictures at the park or have someone take a photo of you driving or walking around, then the pictures may inadvertently show that you are capable of doing more than you claim.
If these pictures fall into the wrong hands, such as the other party or one of their friends or family members, they may save it so that they can show the judge when it comes time for judgment on your case. Although you may be suffering, that big smile you have on your face while you are posing will show that you are not, and it could result in a denial of your claim.
Making the above mistakes on social media after filing a claim could hurt your chances of winning the case. If you are unsure as to what you can or cannot say or do on your social media accounts, seek out the guidance of your personal injury law firm (such as Siben & Siben LLP).