Social media is completely pervasive in so many of our lives—it’s everywhere. Even if you don’t consider yourself to be someone who is “addicted” to social media, it’s still likely that you use it in some form or fashion.
Even if you don’t personally use social media accounts you may have friends or family members who do, and that can also leave you vulnerable to having your personal information shared.
While it’s always wise to exercise caution when it comes to social media usage, this becomes particularly true when you’re in the midst of a personal injury lawsuit. Your Facebook and Twitter accounts can certainly be used against you and that’s the last thing you want to derail your lawsuit.
Here are some general tips to protect your privacy and your case:
What’s important to understand about your Internet life and a personal injury lawsuit is that you don’t even have to be lying for it to become problematic. The opposing legal team is going to likely be experienced in taking something that’s innocent-seeming and turning it against you—social media provides the perfect easy opportunity for that to happen.
If you’ve involved in any type of lawsuit, particularly when it comes to personal injury, the best thing you can do is to use an overabundance of caution from the start. If you’re unsure of what can be used against you or what could present a problem, consult your personal injury attorney.
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