Social Media Mistakes to Avoid After Slip and Fall Accidents

Social Media Mistakes to Avoid After Slip and Fall Accidents

Yes, social media posts can interfere with your fair slip and fall legal recovery. Social media posts made on any site, including Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, YouTube, Twitter, LinkedIn, and TikTok, can negatively impact your case.

Dangerous social media posts include not only content that you post, but also posts, pictures, and videos that you are tagged in by other people and comments that you leave on other people’s posts.

How Social Media Posts Can Hurt Your Slip and Fall Lawsuit

The insurance company and the defendant are looking for inconsistencies in your story. They want to argue that the fall was your fault or that you aren’t as hurt as you claim. Accordingly, the insurance company and defendant may carefully scrutinize social media sites to see if you post anything about the accident or about any activities that cast doubt on the severity of your injury.

You Can Avoid Social Media Mistakes

There are a few ways to avoid social media mistakes. You can:

  • Change your privacy settings. Privacy settings may help limit what other people can see, but they do not provide foolproof protection. The post may still be seen by the insurance company or legal defense team, and it may still be used against you.
  • Avoid social media. If you don’t post or comment, then there is nothing for the insurance company or defense lawyer to find and misconstrue.
  • Regularly check all of your social media sites. You want to make sure that none of your friends, relatives, or acquaintances have tagged you in a post or posted a picture or video of you.

You have too much at stake to take any unnecessary chances. Accordingly, we encourage you to think carefully about your social media use after a fall accident and to contact our experienced Kansas City slip and fall lawyers for more tips on what you can do to protect your fair and just recovery with as little stress as possible.

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