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Instagram and your Lawsuit

As always, it is important to be careful what you post on your social media account.  This is even more important when you are involved in a lawsuit.  One New York based lawsuit is currently making news in the legal world for a social media matter regarding to a car accident.  According to the background of the claim, a woman alleged that she suffered injuries from a car accident that caused her a significant loss of enjoyment of life.  However, her Instagram was reviewed during the legal proceedings, and included post-accident pictures of the woman participating in strenuous outdoor activities and enjoying a vacation. It may be likely that these pictures may have a negative impact towards the woman’s claim.  

It is important to note that, first and foremost, when you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you must be honest to all parties about the extent, nature, and long-lasting impact of your injuries.  Additionally, you must remember that, even if your social media accounts are set to “private”, that doesn’t mean they are immune from being admitted as a part of your claim or used as evidence down the road.  Be careful, honest, and exercise good judgment when posting online.  If you have a personal injury claim and would like to discuss your legal options, please contact our Altoona, PA area firm at 814-515-9074.

More on this case may be found here:
https://www.law.com/newyorklawjournal/2018/09/28/personal-injury-plaintiff-cant-hide-post-accident-instagram-posts-judge-finds/?slreturn=20180902152216