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Protecting your case from social media
In a recent blog, we wrote about how social media can be used against you in your case. Even if you have set your information to private, there are still ways that it could get out. Luckily, there are some things that you can do to avoid issues with your case due to social media. Here are a few things we suggest in protecting your case from social media.
Tips for protecting your case from social media.
- Inform your personal injury attorney – Let your attorney know about all of the social media sites you are using. Once your attorney knows which sites you are using, they can determine if there is evidence out there that could possibly hurt your case. The more you know, the better prepared you can be.
- Stop posting – Although it may be difficult to break the habit, you should stop posting on social media for the duration of your case. Small, seemingly innocent comments or pictures could damage your case or your credibility. Whatever you do, never post anything on social media about your case, directly or indirectly. This is critical in protecting your case from social media.
- Don’t delete anything without consulting your attorney – If you already know that you’ve posted things on social media that may hurt your case, don’t just delete it, talk to your attorney first. If you delete it prematurely, you are making it look like you are trying to hide something. It is also important to remember that what you delete on social media, never really gets deleted. There is always some way to access information that has been deleted. Your attorney will be able to advise you on how to take care of the posts or pictures in question.
Protecting your case from social media can be difficult
protecting your case from social media is hard because it actually means you have to change a passive habit. You go out for lunch and want to share something with your friends, but remember it may not be wise. These simple, yet hard actions can be much more difficult than people think. We encourage you to have someone in your corner when going through this type of situation. That’s why here at Mac Hester Law we are here to help you recover and rewrite your life story.