Can Social Media Ruin My Case?

In today’s day and age, social media is a large part of everyone’s life. You can tweet, share to “the gram” (Instagram), or share intimate details of your every move on Facebook.  If you’re a party to a personal injury case, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on all of your social media accounts.

If you’re a plaintiff in a personal injury matter, you’re seeking compensation for your injuries, and will have to present evidence that you’re genuinely hurt. Usually, this can be proven by medical records, witness testimony, testimony of those who knew you before the accident and can say how you’ve changed since, and expert testimony.  The defense then puts on opposing evidence, and tries to prove you either aren’t hurt, or that your injuries aren’t related to your accident.

So what if you’re claiming you have a debilitating injury, but continue posting on your social media photos of yourself doing physically strenuous activities? You can bet that the defense will be googling your name to see if any of your social media comes up and whether it is visible or not.  The defense can then introduce that post you’ve made, showing yourself not that hurt, and can use it against you.

Everything you post, tweet, share, etc. can be used against you in today’s world, and can potentially ruin your personal injury case.

The law firm of Colucci, Colucci, Marcus & Flavin, P.C. has been recognized by Newsweek.com as one of the Top 10 Best Law Firms for Personal Injury in the Country. Attorney Darin Colucci has also been recognized by Newsweek.com for 3 consecutive years as one of the Top 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys in the Country.