Social media has clearly changed the way that people and businesses interact with the world. From making a person’s activities and thoughts immediately public to opening up new marketing channels, social media is a powerful forum for people to communicate and engage with tens to hundreds of thousands of people with the click of a few buttons.
While such access can have various benefits, when it comes to a personal injury case, a person’s social media activities – specifically in terms of what the person posts – can have negative impacts on that individual’s case and the compensation to which he may be entitled.
In this three-part blog, we will take a closer look at some common ways that people’s use of social media may hurt a personal injury case.
If you believe that you have any type of personal injury case and are ready to receive some specific info about your rights and options, the Mount Vernon personal injury lawyers at Hassakis & Hassakis, P.C. are here for you. Don’t hesitate to contact them for superior representation in any type of personal injury case.
Don’t Hurt Your Personal Injury Case By….
1. Admitting Blame for an Accident or Injury in Social Media Posts
Whether your personal injury case is associated with a car accident, a premises liability claim or any other type of negligence claim, one of the most important things for plaintiffs (i.e., the injured people) to avoid doing is confessing some type of role in causing or contributing to the accident on social media.
Any admission of partial or total blame for having caused an accident can be used by defense attorneys and/or insurers to get a personal injury case (or, in the case of insurers, an insurance claim) thrown out of court (or denied). In some cases, indirect admissions of blame may result in the amount of a settlement offer being dramatically reduced (for instance, some offers could be reduced by as much as half).
Be sure to look for the second and third parts of this blog that will be posted soon…
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