How Facebook Can Affect Your Personal Injury Case

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If you’ve been injured in an accident and you’re pursuing a personal injury claim compensation for your injuries, you should be aware of the things that can work against you. Your Florida personal injury lawyer can advise you on what and what not to do.

Evidence in a personal injury case goes both ways; you can have evidence that supports your case, and the opposing side can have evidence that makes your case seem flimsy. Your Florida personal injury attorney’s job is to defend your rights and represent your best interests, but your actions can affect his or her ability to do that.

Most of us have a Facebook page, and enjoy posting photos of our families, events, and activities. Unfortunately, these pictures may end up being used against you when you’re part of an injury case. For example, if you’re claiming life-altering injuries and your photos show you in situations that make you appear fairly healthy, strong and able, the opposing attorney may seize upon the chance to paint you as a fake.

This is sad, considering that many people who do suffer from chronic pain, and even a disability, can appear happy and “normal” in some pictures. They may be able to participate in some physical activities for short periods of time, simply for the benefit of getting a nice photo with family and friends . The camera only captures the moment, not the pain and effort involved.

When you’ve been injured in an accident, be careful of the types of pictures you post on Facebook; either don’t post questionable pictures at all or be sure to set them to strict privacy settings.

Contacting a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

The law firm of Wolf and Pravato has a strong track record of standing up to insurance companies and getting accident victims the compensation they deserve. Whether your case is slip and fall, auto accident, wrongful death or a defective product claim, we will be there to represent your personal injury case.

Call us at 954-522-5800 to learn your options.

 

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