If you have been injured in a Connecticut accident and have received injuries of a significant enough nature so as to hinder or affect your activities of daily living then you have available to you something that could destroy or severely reduce the value of your Connecticut personal injury case. By using social media, you could severely undermine how much money you are able to receive for your cases due to your accident related injuries. How does this happen and why should it matter?
Most people have access to one or more types of social media accounts.
Many people are on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat or some other
social media platform. People frequently post pictures, on almost a daily
basis, of activities that they are engaged in and things that they are
doing. Insurance adjusters are constantly monitoring the social media
platforms of injured parties. If you claim that you are unable to work
or are restricted in what you are able to do and post pictures of yourself
engaging in various types of outdoor activities like playing baseball,
water skiing, swimming, running in some type of race, or anticipating
in other events that require some degree of physical fitness then you
provide the insurance adjuster with ways to argue that you are not that
Connecticut personal injury attorney, I often talk with insurance adjusters who reference postings found on
our clients' social media accounts. We are often told that our clients
cannot be that seriously injured if they are engaged in strenuous activities,
are going on vacation trips or post other things that show that they are
having a good time engaged in activities that are normally performed by
people who are much healthier.
We advise our clients that they should discontinue using social media
altogether after they have been injured in an accident. This is very difficult
for some people so it is important to monitor what is posted and to make
sure that their account is private so that only their friends can see
this information. It is also important to point out that people sometimes
want to innocently exaggerate the problems that they are experiencing
as a result of their accident related injuries. These innocent exaggerations
are undermined by social media postings where people forget about what
they previously said and just enjoy the moment and then post pictures
of the activities that they are engaged in while out having fun with friends
I want to be clear that we are not asking people to misrepresent their
medical situation or how their accident related of injuries are affecting
them. If you are able to engage in certain activities then by all means
you should do so with your doctor's approval. Social media postings
can severely complicate your personal injury case because it provides
the insurance adjuster with the opportunity to greatly downplay your injuries
and attempt to show that you are being less than honest in describing
how your accident has affected you on a day-to-day basis.
There are also a great number of other things that are important to do
or to not be doing after a Connecticut accident.
We handle your Connecticut personal injury case on a
contingency fee basis
which means that we do not get paid unless and until we collect money
damages for you. We also pay for the costs to develop your case which
are only repaid to us if we collect money damages for you. In other words,
if there is no recovery then you will owe us no legal fees and no costs.
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