When you have been injured and are trying to recover, it’s natural to want to post about it to let your friends and family know about what happened, if you are OK, how your recovery is coming along and what you are struggling with.
Unfortunately, those well-intentioned posts can cost you the compensation you need and deserve. It may not seem fair, but it’s fact. And there are no safe or innocent posts. Your opponent (typically a large company or insurance firm) will be ruthless and will twist anything you post to show that your injuries are not as severe as you say they are.
Using Your Posts Against You
If you have been injured, you should not post on social media at all about anything. The most obvious types of posts that can be used against you include posts about the incident that caused your injuries, the injuries themselves, your treatment, what it is costing you, or how it is affecting your life.
But it doesn’t end there. That sweet moment with your family, six months after your injuries, while you are still severely debilitated and in constant pain? That can be used against you too, to show that you are enjoying life and just pretending that the injuries have destroyed your quality of life, even if you aren’t in the photo. Resist the urge.
If you have been injured in Arkansas, please talk to an experienced personal injury attorney like Phillip Milligan about how you can protect yourself and your right to compensation. Call Milligan Law Offices at 479-783-2213 today or email us right away today to schedule your initial consultation.