• When It Comes to Your Personal Injury Case, Be Careful What You Post On Social Media!


    Victim Responsibilities

    Personal injury lawsuits are filed by those who have suffered injuries resulting from another person’s negligence or carelessness. They are filed with the goal of receiving payment for damages that the victim has suffered, which in most cases include medical bills and expenses or the cost of fixing property damage. In many cases the lawsuit also seeks compensation for pain that they have suffered or are continuing to suffer. There is more to being involved in a personal injury lawsuit than simply contacting a personal injury lawyer and telling them the details and letting them take care of the details. As a victim you have certain responsibilities, and you need to be aware of your own behaviors and how they may impact your case.

    One of the most important things that you need to be aware of as a plaintiff in a personal injury lawsuit is that insurance companies and attorneys representing defendants will be looking for evidence showing that your claims are not true. This means that you need to be careful what you post on social media. If you are considering filing a personal injury lawsuit, the attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC can provide you with valuable advice and information about how to make sure that you put your case in the best possible light and protect yourself against the possibility of having your settlement or jury award reduced.

    Social media has become an indispensable part of our daily lives. People enjoy posting photographs of their activities and taking note of the various ways that they spend their time, and they do so with a sense that the things that they share are only being seen by those who are within their network of friends. This is not necessarily the case, and this mistaken belief can end up costing you the settlement that you deserve. No matter how bad your injury was or how much pain you suffered, a photograph or comment that is taken off of your social media pages and shown to a jury can end up giving the wrong impression and working against your claim. This tactic has been so successful that it has inspired the use of a number of different technologies, including geotagging. Geotagging involves pulling a photograph off of the internet and determining when and where it was taken.

    If your personal injury claim is seeking compensation based on being unable to enjoy life or that you have suffered injuries that prevent you from engaging in activities, it is essential that nothing can be used to contradict that position. The attorneys at Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr LLC are able to guide you through the best ways to conduct yourself while in the midst of a personal injury lawsuit in order to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve.

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