Attorneys Of Beckman Schmalzle Georgelas & Ross

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Don’t let social media tank your slip-and-fall case 

On Behalf of | Jan 14, 2022 | Personal Injury

Not only can a slip-and-fall accident cause painful injuries, but it may also leave you seething at the owner or management of the premises where it happened. You are entitled to feel this way and you should be able to vent, but it is important to refrain from doing so in a manner that hurts your case. 

Social media has become a popular forum for people to share their feelings and frustrations with the world. The problem is, that this information could fall into the wrong hands. Ultimately, social media posts can harm your legitimate claim, making it difficult for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to. Fortunately, there are some ways to prevent this. 

Keep tabs on your pages

Many people are unwittingly tagged in posts or videos each day. This means that personal information about you can become public without your permission. A friend may share your outrage over what happened, tagging you in a post to show support. If the post shares photos, videos, or detailed statements, they could be used against you in court. There is likely to be no benefit of this and carefully monitoring your pages means you can stay on top of the content that is accessible. 

Check your settings

There are ways that you can make your social media pages more secure. Privacy settings can significantly decrease the content that outsiders have access to. Nonetheless, such measures cannot fully guarantee that information does not fall into the wrong hands. 

Why take the risk?

If you have no social media presence, then it cannot be used against you. Legal disputes do not last forever, and it might be worth considering whether posting on social media is worth it at all throughout the duration of your case. 

You deserve to be compensated fairly for your injuries suffered during a slip-and-fall accident. Having a firm grasp of your legal rights in Virginia will assist with this process.