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social media and personal injury claims

Christmas is a time of celebration. However, injuries can quickly extinguish the celebratory mood of the holidays.

Filing a claim with a personal injury lawyer gets you a step closer to a settlement from insurance adjusters. Besides filing a personal injury case, you must also be careful about what you post on social media. What you post on social media can negatively affect your personal injury claim.

Learn more about social media and personal injury claims. Also, read to the end to learn how social media can impact the success of your claim.

Have You Experienced a Personal Injury This Winter/Christmas at the Fault of Someone Else?

Besides car accident cases, slip and fall accidents are common personal injury cases during the holidays. These accidents occur because premise owners neglect their walkways or pavements. Property owners will become liable for accidents by failing to keep their premises safe.

Hence, you can file a personal injury case and invoke premise liability when you get in a slip-and-fall accident on someone’s property.

What You Can Claim For

Indeed, negligence makes a premise owner liable. However, liability and negligence alone won’t get you compensation. An injury must be present to reach a settlement from your personal injury claim. In the case of a slip-and-fall accident, you claim compensation for the following injuries:

  • Ligament and tendon tears
  • Dislocated shoulders
  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries and concussions
  • Displaced wrist and ankle fractures
  • Nerve and spinal damage
  • Knee damage
  • Brain Bleed
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries

You can claim compensation from the liable party’s insurance company if you sustain any of these injuries after a slip and fall accident. Insurance claims adjusters will pay you for the following:

  • Severe pain and suffering
  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Property damages

How to Claim – Personal Injury Claims

To file a claim with your personal injury attorney, follow these steps:

  1. Provide evidence of your accident, like police reports, photos, and videos
  2. Gather receipts and documents that prove your absence from work due to injury
  3. Call a New Jersey personal injury firm and file your injury claim

You can inform your family members, loved ones, and friends of your injury. What you shouldn’t do is make your accident public with social media posts. This brings us to how you should handle social media after the accident.

Post-Accident, Limit Your Social Media Posts

The defense attorneys on the other side, might monitor your social media accounts, gathering any online information that can impact your personal injury claim, like your physical activity.

If you post anything about your accident on your social media account, the other side can use it against you. Your online activity on a social media website can harm legal proceedings, and your chances of a successful claim decrease.

The best course of action would be to limit social media altogether. If you have to, go on your different social media sites and deactivate your social media accounts. Also, don’t accept friend requests from unknown social media users, as these may be the defendants or the opposing counsel.

Call Rossetti, DeVoto, Medori & Baxter, P.C.

Only one person deserves access to information about your injuries — your attorney. Call an attorney that fights for your legal rights in New Jersey. Get a free consultation by calling us at (856) 475-8261.

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