Social Media and Your Slip and Fall Case
April 23, 2018
Every day someone is injured due to the negligence or carelessness of others. From an injury that will merely take time to heal to a life-changing debilitating injury, if you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or distraction, then it is your right to be compensated for that injury.
Slip and fall accidents can happen in several ways. You may have been injured on someone else’s property and have grounds for a premises liability claim. Slip and fall injuries can cause damage in a variety of ways. They can have a direct impact on your finances by either inhibiting or preventing you from being able to work and can result in medical bills and rehabilitation costs.
Slip and fall injuries can also cause you to suffer in ways beyond financial means. If you have been disfigured, it can negatively impact your social life and emotional wellbeing. You may also suffer persistent and ongoing pain that interferes with your ability to perform tasks of daily living.
Bringing Forward a Slip and Fall Case
When you seek compensation for damages experienced from a slip and fall accident, you will need to prove that you have been injured due to another person’s negligence. You will also need to prove the extent of the injury and its impact on your life; financial and otherwise.
The opposing party will seek to disprove your claims. They will argue that the injury was not their fault and that you have not experienced a significant injury or loss. Defense attorneys will attempt to discredit your account of events. A powerful tool to that end is social media. A defense lawyer or private investigator may monitor your social media accounts to find evidence that could undermine your case.
Social Media Tips
Most of us use social media, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, to share important and fun events with friends and family. Innocent comments and pictures of milestones or every day events can be misconstrued and negatively impact your case. It is best to make sure your settings are on private to prevent the public from seeing your posts. Avoid posting anything that shows activities that require physical exertion, spending large amounts money, or will show you on personal outings.
If you post a picture and it looks like you may have physically exerted yourself, the defense team could try to prove you are not suffering. Monitor your social media and delete anything that could hurt your case. Before making new posts, ask yourself if it is necessary and makes sense. If it is not necessary, keep your personal details private for the time being.
Cherry Hill Slip and Fall Lawyers at DiTomaso Law Advocate for Victims and Their Personal Injury Cases
Our Cherry Hill slip and fall lawyers at DiTomaso Law are experienced in all aspects of representing personal injury victims. If you or someone you know has been injured by someone else’s negligence, contact us for a free and confidential consultation at 856-414-0010 or submit an online inquiry form. We are in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and we serve clients from the surrounding areas.
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