The co-founder of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg is facing questions on Capitol Hill this week about his company and its role in protecting user privacy. Most of us use Facebook without so much as a second thought about posting intimate details about our lives. Most of us also do not bother to check privacy settings, sharing those intimate details with our friends, who may not actually be our friends, and may not even be acquaintances.
Why are we bringing all of this up? Because if you’ve suffered a personal injury, posting about it on Facebook, tweeting about it, or taking a picture of your injury for the gram, you may be providing insurance companies with evidence that hurts your case. Even mundane posts or pictures can hurt your case. If you’re claiming a leg injury from a car crash and two weeks later post a picture of yourself hiking, the insurance companies could claim that you were fully healed and didn’t require medical treatment provided after that picture was taken. A simple tweet of “Oh, I’m feeling better today” could even be used against you.
The more data you publicly share, the more likely it is to be found and used against you in an injury settlement. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth advises injury victims to never post about your injury or anything that could remotely be considered as pertaining to your injury. We recommend keeping your private life private. Verify your security and sharing settings and avoid divulging too much information.
If you’ve suffered an injury, contact our personal injury attorneys in San Gabriel today at 888-517-9888. We offer 100% free consultations, and you only pay attorneys fees when we win your case.