You may think you can’t live without Facebook or Twitter, but if you are in the middle of a Missouri personal injury case, you should consider it. It is no secret that insurance adjusters may physically follow and investigate people making claims against an insurance company in an effort to contradict claims of an injury–think of the private investigators you see on TV. Nothing will hurt your case more than to be photographed installing a playground in your backyard when you claim to have a back injury.
Those same insurance adjusters may now also virtually follow you on Twitter and Facebook to see if you are making comments or posting photos that contradict what you are claiming. If you say you are hurt, but tweet about deer hunting or are posting photos of your latest ski vacation on Facebook, you can be sure that the insurance companies will use that against you. With Facebook’s changing privacy settings, your profile may no longer be a private as you think because even if your settings are private, you can’t control the settings of all of your friends that could allow strangers access to photos or postings.
While you should never lie to your attorney and a responsible personal injury attorney won’t lie for you, you don’t want to give the insurance company anything they could manipulate or be misinterpreted to bring any questionable element to your personal injury case. Remember, the goal of the insurance company is to pay you as little as possible for your injury. So while your injury case is outstanding, take a break from social media so you don’t jeopardize your chances for a positive settlement or victory in the courtroom.
If you or someone you love have been injured in a Missouri traffic accident or bike accident and the accident was not your fault, you may have a right to recover compensation for injury including pain and suffering, property damage, lost wages due to missed work and your medical bills. Victims of Missouri personal injury and the surviving family of wrongful death victims often have a difficult time choosing an attorney. Many personal injury firms handle a large volume of cases, treating clients as just one of many at The Krebs Law Firm L.L.C., we take a personal approach with our clients. Many people may be worried that they do not have the money to pay for a personal injury attorney when they were injured by a speeding driver but we only handle accident cases on a contingent fee basis. In other words, there is no fee unless we are successful in getting you the benefits that you deserve. If you would like to speak to Jason Krebs and his staff simply call (417) 883-5886 for your free case evaluation today.