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Using Social Media Wisely After An Accident

Accidents happen, and when they do it can change your life in a huge way. Making a recovery is important, but many who find themselves struggling to recover physically will also end up with numerous financial challenges as well.

Seeking compensation through a Florida personal injury lawsuit can help. The ultimate goal is simple – get the financial restitution you need to stabilize your life. And when an accident is caused by the reckless or negligent actions of someone else, it makes sense that they should be responsible for your injuries.

There are a lot of different things that can impact your chances of getting compensation, and your personal injury lawyer will work to prove that you deserve compensation and that your injuries were caused by someone else and that you deserve compensation.

But while your attorney will take care of the heavy lifting in terms of legal work, there are still steps you need to take in order to ensure that they are able to succeed and get you the best possible results. One example? The way that you use social media following your accident.

It’s often overlooked, but the simple truth is that social media use can have a tremendous influence on your personal injury case. If you’re not convinced, just take a closer look at some of the ways it can:

• Posting an image of you from a year ago could be all it takes to derail an accident claim. For example, you post an image of you dancing at a party last year. But there’s little proof of just when the photo was taken, which in turn means that lawyers for the other side could use it to show that your injuries aren’t severe and that you don’t deserve restitution.

• Similarly, posting regular updates about your case could have an impact as well. Attorneys from the other side may use your posts or tweets to show that you’re healthy or that your injuries haven’t impacted you as much as you claim. For example, posting about an upcoming vacation that you have planned for years may be seen as proof that you have ulterior motives behind your lawsuit.

These are just two examples, but they highlight exactly what everyone needs to understand when filing a personal injury lawsuit. Social media use is something that has to be done wisely. You can still post photos, chat with friends, and do everything else you’ve done in the past. But consider how what you’re posting could be used against you in a court before you do so. Something a simple as a photo of you enjoying yourself years before your accident could be all it takes to derail your case.

When in doubt, it’s best just not to make a post at all. But, you can also take the time to talk to your personal injury lawyer about your case and about social media use. They can help give you a better idea as to what to expect and what to do in the period leading up to your settlement.

Our lawyers have years of experience in helping those who are injured in an accident. No matter the specifics of your case, we can help guide you and help ensure that you get what you are owed. Contact us today for your free consultation and to learn more about what we can do for you.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

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