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Staying Off Social Media After an Accident

While it can feel like going against your natural instincts, staying off social media is the most important thing you can do after an accident which resulted from another’s negligence or misconduct. We are so used to documenting our entire lives online, which is why it can feel like the proper reaction to reach for our cell phones and shakily send out a status update. However, we at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP highly advise against this and our personal injury attorneys can explain why.

One of the primary reasons we highly-recommend you refrain from sharing details about the accident online is because privacy cannot be reclaimed once it has been lost. Social media posts are considered evidentiary in court, as is anything you reveal on a personal account. Even something you believe is innocent can be manipulated by the opposition, ultimately incriminating you in front of the judge or jury. Posting about seemingly regular weekend plans or family outings may work against your injury claim.

Do not underestimate what lengths the opposing side will go to in order to escape paying you what you deserve. They may go as far as to accuse you of exaggerating or faking the extent of your injuries. While it is unfair, you will have to guard what you post until your case is resolved, as the influence of social media can complicate the entire process. We simply don’t think it’s worth it.

Injured in Campbell? Contact Our Personal Injury Lawyers Today

At Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP, we understand an unexpected accident is an extremely devastating interruption to your entire life which is why our legal team strives to resolve your concerns as effectively as possible. We proudly serve Campbell and will continue to advocate for those in need of dedicated counsel, care, and representation.

Would you like to speak to a representative of our legal team? Don’t hesitate to contact us. Call (800) 900-0863.