Wrapping up our three-part blog series How Social Media Could Impact Your Personal Injury Lawsuit, here, we will point out a few more ways in which social media use can have a negative effect on a personal injury case.
More Factors to Consider with Social Media and a Personal Injury Lawsuit
Anything you say about a personal injury lawsuit in social media can also hurt your case – It’s not enough to avoid talking about an accident and your injuries (or posting related pictures) online to your social media accounts if you are involved in a personal injury lawsuit. In fact, you should be careful not to post anything related to your case, as these posts could also come back to bite you later.
For instance, if your case is already underway and settlement negotiations are happening, providing details about these negotiations could end sabotaging them, causing you to lose out on compensation.
Alternatively, let’s say that your personal injury lawsuit has already been resolved via a settlement that contains a nondisclosure clause; if you end up violating this clause and disclosing any details about your settlement, you may end up losing part or all of this monetary award.
Here, it’s also critical to note that things your loved ones say on social media about your case can also hurt you, as they may be privy to the details of your case and, therefore, bound by the same nondisclosure agreements that you are bound by.
- Talk to a lawyer before posting anything about your case – If you are unclear about what you should and should not do in the social media realm when you are pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, the best thing to do is talk to your attorney and follow his or her instructions.
Your lawyer can guide you on the best ways to behave before, during and after your case, and (s)he can help you avoid sabotaging your personal injury lawsuit by making a misstep online (or in any aspect of your life).
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Have you or a loved one been injured due to any party’s negligent or reckless behavior? If so, contact a Denver personal injury lawyer at the Cederberg Law Firm as soon as possible.
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