When you are injured in an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, it is likely that you will think about filing a personal injury case. A successful personal injury lawsuit can provide you with assistance in paying your medical bills, rehabilitation costs, and lost wages, as well as compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by the accident. It is important to be aware that once you file a claim against a negligent party, that person’s attorney, as well as their insurance company, will be monitoring you. This is something that many people do not even consider as a possibility but may cause problems later.
Today it seems that people have a tendency to post every minute detail about their lives on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter. The legal representation of the other side may continuously monitor your social media throughout the course of the lawsuit. This is because they want to make sure you are not exaggerating about the extent of your injuries or lying about them altogether. The other side’s legal professionals are aware of this. So, if you say you have suffered serious leg injuries as a result of the other person’s negligence in the accident but then you post a picture of yourself doing something that you would reasonably not be able to do with such an injury, your case could be irreparably harmed. You may not receive the compensation you should.
Additionally, you should be aware that the insurance company may be filming you. This may seem like a violation of your privacy but it happens all the time. The insurance company will take video footage of you going about your daily life, such as going to the supermarket, in an attempt to prove you wrong in your case.
It is important that you are truthful about your injuries throughout the duration of your case with your attorney and your doctors. If you need an experienced personal injury attorney, give us a call today.
The Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz has decades of experience representing clients in Howard County, Maryland who have been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Let our firm explore all possible methods of recovering the compensation you are entitled to. Contact the Law Offices of Debra A. Saltz today to discuss your case.