Grayson Law, PLLC, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of injury victims throughout state of Arizona. Sometimes, this means offering guidance that is outside the realm of laws and statutes. One particular example is use of social media.
It is completely natural to want to reach out to your friends, family and associates when you or someone you love suffers a traumatic injury. However, if you intend to seek compensation for your injuries or those of your loved ones, you may want to stay off of social media for the duration of the negotiations and any trial that may occur.
One area where this is particularly important is traumatic brain injuries.
How use of social media can backfire
If you do not immediately see the connection between services such as Facebook or Twitter and a personal injury case, you are not alone. Many victims of injuries fail to see the importance of Internet media, and their cases suffer damage as a result.
Insurance companies and the attorneys that represent them are often quick to refer to social media posts out of context to cast doubt on claims of suffering or to provide evidence that an injury is not as severe as you say it is.
By staying off of social media, you may deprive the defense of tools it could use against you.
The goal of your case should be to get the compensation you need to put your life back together. For more information, please continue on to our website.