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Can I post pictures and other information about my injuries and my car on social media? Why?
In short, no. You should never post photos or other information about your car accident to Facebook, Twitter, or any other social media accounts.
The best answer to this question comes in the form of advice. Shut down your social media accounts immediately. Why such an extreme stance? In the case of a lawsuit, the other side can subpoena access to your accounts, even if the accounts are set to private.
What this means is that even if you do not post information about your accident, defense attorneys may have access to your entire account. Privacy settings may become irrelevant. The content of your social media profiles, including what you have done before, during, or right after your accident, will be open to the other side.
If shutting down your social media accounts is not an option, at the very least, post nothing about your accident. Be very careful about your activity, including photos taken of you and “tagged” to your profile. In a personal injury case, the other side will troll for anything they can find to challenge your claim for damages. For example, something as simple as sitting down at a family birthday party may give the other side cause to challenge your assertions of pain and injury after a car accident.
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