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Social Media And Your Accident Lawsuit

 Social Media and Your Accident LawsuitBeing involved in an accident of any kind can be difficult. Healing physically and mentally will be a challenge, and your financial stability will also be challenged due to the heavy burden of medical bills and lost wages that an accident can cause. Because of this, it's important for those who are injured due to the recklessness or negligence of others take the time to seek out financial compensation through an accident lawsuit.

A big part of your lawsuit will depend upon having a good personal injury attorney to argue your case and ensure that you are able to get what you deserve. Your lawyer will have a lot of responsibilities. They'll have to prove that you are owed compensation by showing that the other party was at fault and also make sure that the settlement you're offered is fair and covers all of your financial costs associated with your accident.

But while your attorney will have the biggest impact on your accident, other factors can play a role as well. In particular, one thing to pay attention to is social media and how it can impact a personal injury lawsuit. Form the accident to the settlement process, social media is a force that can change and influence everything.

The Accident 
The first, and most obvious, way that social media can play a role in an accident is actually causing that accident. Texting while driving gets lots of attention in the media, but the fact is that many drivers actually use social media while driving. Checking Facebook or Twitter, uploading a photo to Instagram, and even using the messenger apps in Twitter and Facebook are obviously dangerous while driving, but that doesn't stop people from doing it.

In fact, distracted driving has been shown to be even more dangerous than drunk driving - and far more common. If your accident was caused by the recklessness or negligence of someone else using social media while driving, your lawyer will be able to pull mobile phone records and usage information and then show that this is what led to your accident.

During Your Case 
There's another issue associated with social media and getting what you deserve, and that's how you actually use social media after your accident occurs. Those injured need to be careful about how they use social media. The reason is that insurance companies and lawyers for the other side often use any tactic that they can to prove that they shouldn't have to pay out anything. For those who are involved in an accident, this includes scouring their social media pages.

One upload of a photo of you enjoying a day out at the pool or dancing at a club, for example, could be used to prove that you aren't really hurt. It doesn't matter if the photo was taken years ago - if you post it during your recovery, the other side could use it against you in this way. Even a single text post regarding your injuries or your case could derail your efforts to get compensation. As such, you need to be very careful just what you post onto social media and how you use it during your recovery.

Social media is changing virtually every aspect of our lives, including accidents and seeking compensation for injuries caused by an accident. The points above should help illustrate just why that is.

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