There is no law preventing you from posting on any of your social media accounts after a brain injury accident. However, even if your accounts are set to the strictest privacy settings, what you post could negatively impact your brain injury recovery.
How Social Media Use Could Hurt Your TBI Case
Insurance companies and defense attorneys may try to use your social media information to prove that you are not as hurt as you claim. For example, the following may prove that your injury is not as severe as you say:
Status Updates or Pictures
Any updates or photos of your accident may be misconstrued and used against you. Additionally, updates and photos may imply that you are not seriously hurt.
Your check-ins and location tags may be used to show that you are not suffering as much as you claim you are.
Even posting innocuous comments such as “Happy birthday,” “Great picture,” “Congratulations,” or “I’m sorry for your loss,” can be used against you. Your comments may be used to show that you can spend significant amounts of time on your phone, tablet, or computer and that you have the cognitive and physical abilities to interact with your friends or followers.
It’s also important to manage what other people post on your account. Your friends and relatives may inadvertently post something that will be twisted and used against you.
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