Social Networking and Personal Injury

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Social Networking and Personal Injury

Though it’s best to remove yourself from social media during your personal injury case, for some it can be very difficult, as it’s become such a norm in society. Assume you are being surveilled at any time and take these precautions when logging on to social media sites.

Check your privacy settings. This is the number one thing you should do – even if you aren’t involved in a personal injury case. Though this isn’t a cure-all; changing your privacy settings to only show posts to people you approve can make it harder for defendants.

Post as little as possible. Avoid posting photos, videos and describing your activities. NEVER discuss specifics of your case, injuries, treatments or plans related to your case.

Don’t talk to strangers. Don’t accept any unusual friend requests from people you don’t know.

The Bottom Line

Though it’s best to remove yourself from social media during your case, we know it can be difficult. If you can’t plug away from social media, take our advice: be careful, cautious and discreet when using social media.

Our team at The Beattie Law Firm are committed to educating people about Iowa car accident cases and personal injury cases. Should you or a loved one become injured, know we have your best interest in mind. Call us for a free consultation at 515-263-1000.