Selfies, tags, pins, drop-ins and sharing our lives is easy to do. Social media has become an essential part of our lives. It has also changed the way personal injury claims are handled. In British Columbia, social media can have a significant impact on the outcome of a personal injury claim. It is important to understand the impact of social media on personal injury claims and how to protect the outcome.
Impact on Evidence
Evidence is crucial in personal injury claims, and social media can provide valuable evidence for your case. For example, if you were injured in an accident, photos or videos can be used to establish liability. Social media can also be used to show the extent of your injuries. Social media posts can also contradict statements made by the opposing party.
However, social media can also be used against you. If you post photos or comments that contradict your claims, the opposing party may use this as evidence to dispute your claim. In some cases, social media posts have been used to prove that the plaintiff was not as injured as they claimed to be.
Protecting Your Case
To protect your case, it’s essential to be cautious about what you post on social media. Avoid posting anything that could be used to contradict your claims and be aware that even seemingly innocent posts could be used against you. It’s also a good idea to adjust your privacy settings to limit who can see your posts.
In British Columbia, jurors in personal injury cases are not allowed to conduct independent research or discuss the case on social media. If you are a juror in a personal injury case, it’s essential to avoid any activity on social media that could influence your decision.
The Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Claims in British Columbia
Wishart Brain and Spine lawyer Robyn Wishart, wants you to understand the impact social media can have on your claim. It can provide valuable evidence, but it can also be used against you. To protect your case, it’s crucial to be cautious about what you post on social media. One way is to adjust your privacy settings accordingly. Following an injury, we recommend you consult with a lawyer from Wishart Brain and Spine Law as soon as possible. Our legal team can help guide you through the process and protect your rights. We all love to share our life and in the best light possible. Being mindful of the impact of social media on personal injury claims can protect you case and improve your chances of receiving fair compensation.
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