If you are alleging personal injury from a serious accident, don't post photos or videos of yourself dancing at a party a few days after the accident. Also, don't post pictures of yourself snowboarding, skydiving, or running a marathon. Yes, I actually have to tell my clients NOT to do this.
One client said, "Well, I only posted it for my 'friends' to see!" I explained that when you post to one person on Facebook or other social network, you still run the risk that dozens of others will learn of your posting. One client posted, "Had an accident today. Feeling fine. No worries." Then he decided to bring a claim a few days later. The insurance adjuster lived in the same town and had learned about the accident online! Needless to say, this cast a big shadow of doubt on this fellow's claim.
The best advice is to lay low and avoid social networks entirely after an accident. You should be recovering...not tweeting...after a serious accident.
by Robert Mansour
Robert Mansour is a personal injury lawyer serving Santa Clarita, Valencia, Saugus, Canyon Country, Newhall, Stevenson Ranch, Castaic and surrounding communities.