How Can Social Media Ruin Your Slip-and-Fall Case?
Social media can destroy any case, whether it’s a slip-and-fall case, an automobile accident case, a wrongful death claim, a work related accident, any kind of claim whatsoever. A lot of people seem to post on social media things that they are doing and things that they think are fun.
For example, if you are on social media and you are going to a party and at that party you are drinking a beer and you are dancing around and you post on social media a video of you dancing or a picture of you holding a beer and you want the other side now to believe that you have had an accident and you are seriously hurt, or you can’t go and have fun or you can’t do certain things. If they find that you are on Facebook and they see your 15-second video of you dancing around, they are going to use that against you and they are going to use that to make negotiations very difficult.
Ultimately, that’s going to be shown to a jury and the jury will make a decision as to whether or not you were actually as badly hurt as you say you are. Now, granted, you may testify and you may tell them that, “Listen, even though I was dancing for 15 seconds, when the 15 seconds was over, I laid down on the couch and couldn’t move for the next hour.” The question is are they going to believe you or not?
Ultimately, is a decision that is better left not to do it at all. There is no reason to ask for things that can hurt you. Therefore, it’s really not that important to post on social media things that can hurt you, so it’s best to stay away.
Contact us today to discuss your slip and fall case with an experienced attorney. We can help you get the compensation you deserve.