Cutter Law P.C.

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident and you’ve filed a personal injury claim, it’s more important than ever to be careful about what you post on social media. Whether it’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or any other social media site, whatever you post becomes permanently available—even if you later delete it from your profile. Even if you have high privacy settings on your accounts, there are still ways to access your information. Assume that whatever you post can be seen by the general public.

What’s the risk?

Attorneys and insurers will frequently examine a plaintiff’s social media accounts to patrol against fraudulent claims. If you have been injured in a car accident and have filed a lawsuit against the other driver, assume that the driver’s lawyer is using every trick in the book to find holes in your case.

Be careful what you say online about the accident. Anything that can be construed as an admission of guilt can be held against you in a court of law. In addition, be cautious about posting anything that might contradict your claim that you are experiencing pain and suffering. For example, if you claimed to suffer a back injury in a recent car accident, then it could be damaging to your case to post a video of yourself dancing at a club or a picture of you and your friends on a ski holiday.

Above all, err on the side of caution. Consider taking a break from social media altogether until your personal injury case has concluded.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
  • 2005-2017 super lawyers
  • Avvo Rating 10.0 superb
  • Legal Leaders | Presents Martindale-Hubbell| Top Rated Lawyers | 2017 | Featuring AV Preeminent | Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
  • AV Peer review rated Lexis Nexis Martindale Hubbell For ethical standards and legal ability
  • CCTLA Capitol city trial lawyers
  • American Association for Justice | Leadersforum | Founder's Circle 2017
Email Us Today

How Can We Help? / ¿Como podemos servirle?

We will speak your language and meet you wherever you are — at home, in the hospital or at our Sacramento or Oakland offices.

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Sacramento Office 401 Watt Avenue Suite 100 Sacramento, CA 95864 Toll Free: 888-285-3333 Fax: 916-588-9330 Sacramento Law Office Map

Oakland Office 4179 Piedmont Ave 3rd Floor Oakland, CA 94611 Phone: 510-281-5881 Fax: 916-588-9330 Oakland Law Office Map

Santa Rosa Office 51 E Street Santa Rosa, CA 95404 Phone: 707-306-0540 Map & Directions