Social media has become such a prevalent part of people’s lives that it’s rare to actually meet someone these days without an internet presence. What people seem to forget, is that nothing put onto the internet is ever really private, even if your profile is set to private. If you decide to share something online, whether it’s posting it to your profile or typing it out to a friend through a messenger app, it’s important to remember that this information can be seen by others.
What If I Delete My Posts?
Once something has been posted online, it’s never really gone, so make sure you always think twice before posting any opinions, copy, images or videos that may get in the way of a lawsuit.
How Can Social Media Affect My Case?
Let’s say you’re in the middle of a personal injury lawsuit and defence counsel obtain a video of you participating in a sporting event. They can then make an argument that you aren’t as injured as you have claimed.
Does This Mean I Shouldn’t Own Any Social Media Accounts?
Not necessarily. You just have to be smart about how you use them. Only share information that you would agree to share in the course of your lawsuit. Everything posted online has a paper trail.
How Can My Lawyer Help?
If you’re going through a legal matter, it’s important you’re open and honest with your lawyers. Tell them what apps you use and profiles you have. Speak to your lawyer if you have any questions regarding any posts or social media accounts you feel may impact your lawsuit.
Why Choose De Rose Personal Injury Lawyers?
Our team of experienced lawyers at De Rose will help you navigate the often overwhelming legal process. We fully understand the impact that social media can have in building your case or harming it and will be able to help you every step of the way.
With over 40 years of combined experience, we will guide you through the complex legal, medical and insurance issues surrounding your case, allowing you to focus on what’s important – getting back to your life.