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Navigating Social Media in Personal Injury Cases: Protect Yourself and Your Claim

  • Published: April 28, 2023

What Is Social Media?

Social media is a form of online communication that allows users to create, share and view user-generated content. The most common social media platforms include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat.
Social media has revolutionized the way we communicate with one another and interact with brands. It’s also changed how attorneys do business by providing them with an additional tool for marketing their services as well as communicating with clients about cases in progress or pending litigation.

The Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Cases

Social media has played a significant role in personal injury cases. It’s common for plaintiffs to share their medical records and photos of injuries online, which can be used by defendants to argue that the plaintiff does not deserve compensation.
In addition, social media makes it easy for people who were not involved in an accident but have similar injuries or conditions as those who were injured (and therefore may have been exposed to similar circumstances) to come forward with their stories. This can make it difficult for attorneys representing plaintiffs whose claims are based on exposure-related injuries such as mesothelioma or asbestos cancer because they will likely have difficulty proving causation without expert witnesses testifying about how these diseases develop over time following exposure at work sites where workers were exposed daily over long periods of time (for example: 20 years).

What to Avoid When Using Social Media

There are some things you should avoid when using social media during a personal injury case. It’s important to remember that social media is public, so anything you post can be seen by anyone.

  • Do not post about your injury or the case. This includes photos, videos and status updates (such as “I’m feeling better now”). You should also refrain from talking about other parties involved in the case–even if it’s something positive! If someone else does this first, don’t respond with a negative comment or message them back directly; instead contact an attorney who can advise you on how best move forward with this information

How to Protect Yourself on Social Media

To protect yourself and your case, you should avoid posting about the injury or your case on social media. Here are some tips:

  • Keep your posts private. If you’re posting something personal, make sure that only people in your inner circle can see it. If anyone else has access to your account (such as a friend), they may share something without realizing how sensitive it is and end up hurting you or your case in the process.
  • Don’t post about injuries or cases directly on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram–even if they’re public accounts! These sites often have algorithms that will automatically tag other users in photos based on facial recognition software; this could lead to someone seeing a photo of yours without realizing its significance until after they’ve already been tagged by another user who did recognize its significance!

The Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer

The benefits of hiring a personal injury lawyer are obvious. You’ll have the legal expertise, experience in the courtroom and ability to negotiate on your side.
A personal injury lawyer will know how to gather evidence that supports your case and can help you make sure that all of your bases are covered before going to court. They will also be able to assist with any negotiations so that you get as much compensation as possible for your injuries or other losses (like lost wages).

Cohen & Sinowski: Personal Injury Law

Cohen & Sinowski: Personal Injury Law
30 Trammell St. SW
Marietta, GA 30064
404-351-8888 | Info@candspc.com
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If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident, Cohen & Sinowski is here to help. We offer free consultations and no fee unless we win. We also pride ourselves on being a local law firm with offices in both Boston and New York City. Our attorneys are available 24/7 by phone or email, so contact us today if you have any questions about your case!

If you’ve been hurt in an accident, don’t wait until it’s too late–contact Cohen & Sinowski today!

Social media has become an integral part of our lives, and it’s not going away any time soon. If you’re involved in a personal injury case, social media can be a great tool for gathering information and connecting with people who have been through similar experiences. However, there are also many things that can go wrong if you aren’t careful–and they often do!
Here are some tips to help avoid these pitfalls:

  • Don’t post anything about your case until after it has been resolved. The last thing you want to do is give the other side ammunition for their defense by providing evidence that could be used against you later on down the road.
  • Don’t post pictures from doctor visits or hospital stays without permission from those involved in treating or assisting with treatment of your injuries; these photos may contain sensitive medical information which could compromise patient confidentiality laws if shared publicly without consent.
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