Whether you’re involved in an accident or a malpractice issue, and you are feeling inclined to vent about it on social media, it’s important to know that this may be a bad idea as it could affect your lawsuit case down the line. At Robbins Law Offices, our experienced and knowledgeable attorneys understand how one social media mistake can change the outcome of a case, which is why we are providing you with these great tips.
Make Sure Your Accounts are Private
While staying off your social media accounts while you are working with our attorneys on your case, we understand that it’s easier said than done. Therefore, you should be setting all of your accounts, including FaceBook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter, should be set to private.
Don’t Post About Your Accident
You may feel like posting about your accident on social media might make you feel better as people will comment about it and send you their sympathy and well wishes, but it’s an overall bad idea. Additionally, you should avoid posting about any travel or physical activity if you’ve been in an accident and you were allegedly injured. This could come back at you as evidence that you weren’t as seriously injured as initially stated.
Deleted Posts Can Be Recovered
Even if you make a post about your case on social media and then delete it, your post can still be recovered and used as evidence. It’s important to note that even text messages can be recovered and used as evidence.
Refrain From Adding Friends
During your lawsuit, you should try not to accept any friend requests or follower requests, including requests from your lawyer. Not only is it unethical to become friends with your attorney while your case is pending, it’s also important to point out that it could be someone pretending to be your lawyer to try to get information from you or persuade you into something.
Let Us Answer Your Social Media Questions
If you have questions about what and what not to do in regard to social media and your case, call Robbins Law Offices in Atlanta, GA, at 404-252-8117 to speak with one of our expert attorneys.