The Importance of Keeping Your Case Off Social Media

keeping your case off of social mediaIt is important to keep your case private, in many cases even after it has concluded. Any lawyer you work with will tell you to discuss your case as little as possible, but some people don’t think twice about talking to their friends and family. If you only have a few select “friends” or contacts on social media, you might think you are safe to post whatever you want about your case.

Unfortunately, nothing posted on the internet is truly private. If you comment on someone else’s timeline post, your comment is, at the minimum, visible to your friends, the friends of your friends who also comment, the poster, friends of the poster, friends of friends of the poster, as well as anyone in the group or linked to the page that the comment is on.

Posting anything anywhere on social media is like dropping a pebble and watching it ripple out to infinity. Don’t ever trust that your comments or posts are visible only to your family and friends.

When you post comments and posts on social media, no matter how innocent, they could be used against you in your case. For example, if you have a broken arm but say you are going bowling, opposing counsel will have grounds to challenge the legitimacy and severity of your injuries. You might contradict your testimony without even realizing it, or other people might comment on your posts and make things worse.

If your personal injury settlement has been injured by social media activity, contact us today for a free consultation to see if we can help you salvage your case.