From incriminating photos to comments you made about your health, your claim, or the accident, there are a number of ways social networking sites can wreck your personal injury case. That’s why it’s important to closely monitor your social networking activity during the claims process.
Atlanta personal injury attorney Shane Smith recommends steering clear of, or monitoring very closely, these specific social networking sites:
- Facebook –Because of the ease with which friends can upload and tag photos of you, check you into locations, and include you in comments and status updates, Facebook makes you very vulnerable. Don’t mention your case, the accident, or your injury on Facebook – ever. Ask that your friends do the same. Change your privacy settings so that friends can’t tag you; this helps you better control the content involving your name.
- Twitter – Twitter, like Facebook, makes it easy for people to mention you and your activity. Make sure your Twitter account is private; this will require any person who wants to access your page to get your approval first. Only approve people you know and trust in real life. This will better protect what you say and post in Tweets, and what is said about you.
- FourSquare, Yelp, and GoWalla – These sites, which require you to check in at various locations you visit, may seem harmless, but don’t be fooled. They can be very detrimental to your case. If you check in at a go kart place two days after your accident, this could show you’re being dishonest about the severity of your injury. It’s best to stay off sites like these while in the midst of a personal injury case.
Call 770-487-8999, 770-HURT-999 or 404-513-5415 to speak with an experiencedAtlantacar accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law today.