Today it seems that nearly everyone, regardless of age, has at least one social media profile. While some people are careful about what they choose to post online, there are just as many people who feel the need to share every minute detail about their daily lives. This can lead to trouble for some, especially if they have been involved in an accident that has caused them to become seriously injured.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, there is a strong chance that you will want to take legal action. In a successful personal injury lawsuit, you will be able to recover compensation for the physical, financial, and emotional burdens that you have faced as a result of your accident. These can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. When you do file your injury claim, it is critical to be aware that the insurance company for the other side will be regularly monitoring your social media profiles to make sure you are really as injured as you have claimed to be. They want to make sure you are not stretching the truth about the extent of your injuries or lying about them altogether. For example, if you say you have suffered serious leg injuries as a result of the other person’s negligence in the accident but then you post a picture to Instagram, Facebook, or Snapchat of yourself on a ski trip, this will raise questions about whether you are truly as injured as you say. In this situation, your case may be unsuccessful unless you are able to prove otherwise.
Another important factor to be aware of is that you may be filmed going about your daily life by the insurance company. While this does certainly seem invasive, it is common practice because the insurance company for the other side is always going to try and get out of providing you with compensation for your injuries. They will do everything they can not to have to pay up and may use photo or video footage against you that you may not have even been aware was taken.
If you have been seriously injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to consider your legal options. Contact Lloyd J. Eisenberg & Associates today to schedule a consultation.