Posts By: Elizabeth Hinds

What Can I Share On Social Media During My Case?

What Can I Share On Social Media During My Case?

 

Social media is a great way to connect with our family and friends, and keep in touch with those we care about. But unfortunately we live in the digital age where the pictures and messages we post online can be used against us by defense attorneys.

We often post pictures, videos, or statuses without thinking how it could be interpreted by others. Something as simple as walking our dog, grocery shopping, or holding a baby could be taken out of context and used against you.

 

Because of the nature of social media, defense attorneys and insurance companies have started investigating and auditing social media accounts. As a result, it is very important to not post pictures or comments about your incident on social media or any online website. This type of information can and will be used against you during your case.

 

This may not seem fair or ethical since it is your personal information, but because you freely shared it online anyone has access to it. Defense attorneys are looking for any information they can find out about you, even if your profile is set to private. Because of this, I always advise my clients to deactivate all of their accounts while their case is open.

 

Be careful with your social media accounts and don’t volunteer information that could compromise your case. If you have any questions about your case, contact Oxner + Permar for a free consultation.

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