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Cautions To Consider Regarding Social Media And Personal Injury Claims

July 28, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Cautions To Consider Regarding Social Media And Personal Injury Claims

Social media has quickly become all the rage today and is being used more and more throughout people’s everyday lives and in every aspect of the daily routine. However, while social media is useful, fun and interesting it also can be counterproductive and actually serve to damage a personal injury claim or case. When dealing with a personal injury claim where an individual has been injured and as such is seeking a settlement or recovery, social media should simply be left out of the equation.

Post To Social Media Networks

This is due largely in part to the fact that social media is a popular way of sharing information, and that is something that most attorneys will advise against when actively involved in a personal injury case. While many people unsuspectingly post to social media networks like Facebook and Twitter, they can in effect be releasing confidential information with regard to their personal injury case. This can provide the other side with valuable information that can be used negatively to discredit any personal injury claim.

Protecting All Information

In the simplest of terms, it is always advisable to completely avoid discussing any details with regard to a personal injury case online or on social media. Always consult with your attorney if you are unsure about the kind of information you may be posting online. Protecting all information through all stages of a claim is essential to ensuring a favorable settlement or recovery. Social media can be a great way to meet new friends and to spark up new conversations, however any information related to a claim should never be disseminated in this way.

Social Media Discussions

A settlement with regard to a claim can take a long time and that is why it is important to have discipline and a long-term focus with regard to avoiding any discussions via social media when it comes to a claim or case. Following these simple tips and advice can go a long way in helping to ensure that a claim will ultimately be a success. Social media should always be discussed with an attorney as a way to avoid any compromises with regard to a personal injury suit. Contact Hastings & Hastings today to learn more about Phoenix personal injury claims and how to protect your personal information.