Social media. Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Tik-Tok. SUSPEND ALL POSTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA DURING PENDENCY OF YOUR CASE. These social media platforms have changed society, and Americans constantly upload and refresh to see what’s going on. Generally, the worst thing about social media is the risk to engage in political discussions that break up families. However, when you are involved in litigation or an insurance claim, the stakes change dramatically. Insurance carriers have investigators and tech employees who scan social media platforms to look for posts or photos that can be used to discredit plaintiffs and claimants. Many people keep their social media accounts public – so anyone can see your photos and posts. This makes it especially easy for insurance carriers to research. However, even if accounts are set private, the insurance carriers can still obtain the photos and posts via discovery. They will use this information to show doctors and juries your activity. They will use this information to send surveillance investigators to obtain video and photos of you. They will use this information to harm your case. Photos or posts taken out of context do not provide the full scenario, and the insurance carriers will use this to discredit you. This is why attorneys at Michles and Booth, P.A. recommend that clients suspend use of social media during the course of their claim. If you have been involved in an accident, please contact us at Michles and Booth, P.A. We offer free consultations and advice.
Social Media Can Affect Your Case