Imagine minding your own business at home, when suddenly, an explosion rocks your apartment complex. This shocking situation was a reality for the residents at an apartment complex in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. this past August. The explosion resulted in a fire that destroyed most of the apartment complex and caused many who were in the building at the time to fear for their lives. The explosion claimed the lives of seven people, and cause injury to over 40 people, in addition to the destruction of what many were calling home.
Suppose you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. You have contacted an attorney, and the investigation and discovery phase of the case is currently ongoing. You may believe that from here, it will be smooth sailing, and your attorney will be able to handle your case as you go about business as usual. While this is true to an extent, there is one hidden danger you may not be aware of: social media.
Social Media And Your Case
When you are involved in a personal injury case, it is common to hear your attorney tell you to avoid speaking to anyone about the matters of the case unless it is absolutely necessary. Typically, anything you say and do will be misused by the defense to attempt to thwart your case, however, the importance of your social media presence is seldom discussed. This topic cannot be stressed enough. In today’s technologically advanced world, the defense has an array of tools at their disposal to poke holes in your case. If you have a social media profile, the defense may try to use this to their advantage. Pictures, videos, and even simple text posts can all be taken out of context and misused entirely by the defense the same way public statements can be. If you are involved in a personal injury case, and you make regular use of a social media presence, follow these tips below.
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