Message To Injured Plaintiffs – Stay Off Facebook

Injured plaintiffs who have active personal injury claims or lawsuits should stay away from Facebook and other social networking sites until the case is over. Why? because the insurance company maybe monitoring your social networking activity including the photos and videos you post. And if any of the photos, videos or comments you post contradict your injury claim, you can bet that the insurance company will use it against you to seriously diminish the value of your case. For example, if you are claiming that a back injury from a car accident now prevents you from playing basketball, you cannot post videos of yourself shooting hoops. You cannot tweet how you just finished a pick up basketball game. If you claim that your physical injuries have caused great emotional distress in your life, you cannot tweet or post video of yourself having the time of your life in Cancun. So err on the side of caution and stop using Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites until your case is over.

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