Social media is an invention of our current age that has created a whole new way for us to interact with each other and to create new personas, but it is also something that must be used responsibly in Arizona personal injury lawyer’s cases. Today more than 1 billion people have an active Facebook account and 320 million people have an active Twitter account. You may not think social media postings could be important enough to use during Arizona personal injury litigation, but we want you to know that they are and can be used against you.
If you happen to be involved in a personal injury matter it is extremely important that you understand that anything you post on social media before, during, and after your accident could be used against you in the court of law. A good practice is to not post anything after a personal injury accident that you may have been involved in.
More and more judges do not see your social media postings as subject to privacy protection regardless of whether you marked the post as private or not. If you choose to share content, even with a small group of people, it is no longer seen as private information. This allows opposing insurance companies and the lawyers who work for them to search through your social media postings for any chance to discredit your statements of a personal injury. They will ask for your username and password and will search through all of your accounts. Really.
And they don’t just go through your information but the social media of your friends and family in case they have posted about your accident. It is important that if you do post something, that you are reflecting honest information. But again, no posts are better than posting at all.
If you or someone you care about have been injured due to someone else’s negligence or intentional acts (car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, medical malpractice, product liability), you can count on the Arizona personal injury lawyers at Torgenson Law to have your back and to give you the best possible representation. Give us a call today at (602)759-0012 and let us give you the peace of mind that you deserve.