Posted on Tuesday, February 13th, 2024 at 8:36 am    

When you’ve just been in a car accident and you’ve suffered an injury, you might feel the urge to share your experience with loved ones on social media afterward, and that’s understandable. Injuries can be traumatic, and connecting with those you care about is a natural coping mechanism.

However, when you’re pursuing a personal injury claim, hitting “post” could have unintended consequences. The Tiemann Law Firm wants you to know that sharing specific details online can potentially jeopardize your case, diminishing your chances of attaining just compensation. Read on and find out why it’s often best not to post anything at all.

How Social Media Can Hurt Your Personal Injury Case

Social Media Risks

Below are some more specific examples of social media stumbles you should try to avoid:

  • DON’T post photos or videos of activities incompatible with your claimed injuries. This could be anything from attending a concert to hiking to playing sports, creating doubt about the extent of your pain and suffering.
  • DON’T vent about your injury, the accident, or the other party. Inflammatory language or assigning blame can be used to portray you negatively, impacting settlement negotiations.
  • DON’T discuss the details of your case or settlement negotiations. Sharing confidential information online can violate attorney-client privilege and seriously compromise your legal strategy.

Protecting Your Case

Try to keep in mind that social media is a public platform. You can protect your personal injury case by:

  • Consulting your attorney: Before posting anything related to your accident or claim, discuss it with your lawyer. They can advise you on what to share and what to avoid.
  • Adjusting your privacy settings: Make your social media profiles private to limit who can see your posts.
  • Staying mindful of what you share: Even on private profiles, use caution and avoid sharing details about your injuries, treatment, or legal proceedings.
  • Considering a temporary break: If you’re concerned about the potential impact, taking a temporary break from social media might be the best course of action.

Are you in need of assistance with a personal injury claim? If so, the Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our personal injury attorneys will bring more than 25 years of experience to bear and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.

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From the very start of my case the Tiemann Law Firm was wonderful. Perter came all the way to my home to sit down and talk to me about my options. He made me and my partner feel very comfortable and promised us he would take the very best care of my case. Peter kept me informed every step of the way and was always on top of things. everything was done in a timely manor and I always felt like I was the only case he was working on because he was so fast. In the end Peter got me back way more money than I ever expected. I would recommend this law firm to everyone. I am very happy with the outcome of my case thanks to the Tiemann Law Firm! Thank you!

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Maye Ly Testimonial

I just saw my lawyer Jelena Tiemann on a t.v ad, which reminded me how much she helped when I was in a desperate situation. I just love her! That is why I feel a need to tell everyone. I had a situation that happened & didn’t know what to do, our where to go. I didn’t even know if she could help me or if any lawyer could. All I wanted was it to go away & was afraid most lawyers wanted to drag it out & possibly go to court. For one she was very professional but was very personable (maybe b.c she’s a lady). She didn’t make me feel embarrassed or self-conscious that I did something wrong or was the cause of the situation. She immediately said we should try our best before going to court. Let me handle some paperwork, if at the last we do go to court we have documents. She gave me all the details, pros and cons but reassured me she deals with these cases all the time. She came through and made it as painless as possible. I now have my life back.

Jennifer Birdseye Testimonial

Tiemann Law Firm helped us with an injury case for my nephew. They were very knowledgeable and we are very happy with the service they provided. The entire staff is topnotch!

Elizabeth Ochoa Testimonial

I chose Tiemann Law Firm to help me after a car accident I was involved in. Throughout the entire process, Moe made sure to keep me updated, he always responded quickly whenever  I had questions about anything. My case won thanks to this law firm and its dedication. My experience with Tiemann Law Firm was amazing! 10/10 recommended.