It seems that face-to-face meetings with friends and family never happen anymore. Instead, we use social media to stay in touch and share experiences with our friends. Instead of chatting over coffee and something sweet, we post pictures and videos to let everyone know what is going on in our lives.
However, there are many good reasons to never post about legal matters on any social media platform. Here are three good reasons to keep your motor vehicle accident off your social media.
Courts will admit your photos as evidence
The court will allow litigators to submit photos and videos copied from your social media accounts as evidence. Photos you post of the accident or videos you post of your unchecked emotional reactions are props an opposing attorney can use to discredit your claims and prove your liability.
Litigators can use your posted words against you
A litigator can use anything on your social media against you if your motor vehicle accident results in a court case, including the words you post. A simple phrase like, “I didn’t mean for that to happen” can become an admission of guilt in the hands of a talented attorney, even when you only meant to joke with friends and family.
You cannot really delete posts
Deleting a post from your feed does not remove it from the internet. If you regret a post and attempt to delete it, your post is still available to diligent litigators. Your best bet is to never post at all.
Posting about motor vehicle incidents online is never in your best interest; posts can only hurt your case. Avoid any mention of your accident on your social media accounts.