Will my social media be monitored after an accident?

When you are injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, there is a strong chance you will want to file a claim or lawsuit. A successful personal injury lawsuit can provide you with assistance in paying your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages, as well as compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. It is important to note that once your bring a claim or lawsuit against a negligent party, that person’s attorney and insurance company will be monitoring you, whether you realize it or not.

The legal representation of the other side may continuously monitor your social media throughout the course of the lawsuit. This is because they want to make sure you are not exaggerating about the extent of your injuries or lying about them altogether. Nowadays, people have a tendency to post every last detail about their lives on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. The other side’s legal professionals are aware of this. So, 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 post a picture of yourself after running a 5K, there goes your claim or lawsuit.

Additionally, you should be aware that the insurance company may be filming you. It sounds pretty creepy, because it is, but it happens. The insurance company will take video of you doing mundane tasks such as going to the grocery store in an attempt to discredit in your case. If you say you can’t walk but are filmed walking around town, your case is pretty much over.

If you need an experienced personal injury attorney, give us a call today.

Marc N. Needelman is an experienced Personal Injury Attorney working throughout the State of Connecticut. Contact the law firm to set up a free initial consultation.

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