In the digital era, social media has revolutionized the way we communicate and share information. However, when it comes to personal injury claims, what you post on social media can have far-reaching consequences. At Peterson & Associates P.C., we understand the importance of navigating social media responsibly during ongoing legal proceedings. Here are some tips to help you protect your interests:

  1. Think Before You Post: Before sharing anything on social media, carefully consider how it could impact your personal injury claim. Avoid discussing the incident, injuries, or legal proceedings, as these posts can be used against you by the opposing party.  When in doubt, don't post it!
  2. Update Privacy Settings: Take control of your privacy settings to limit who can view your posts. While adjusting privacy settings can provide some level of protection, remember that nothing posted online is entirely private. Assume that anything you post could potentially be accessed by the opposing party.  Also remmber that if you file a lawsuit, the other side could get full access to your social media account, so even if you have adjusted your privacy settings this will not prevent disclosure.
  3. Seek Legal Guidance: Don't hesitate to consult with your attorney before engaging with social media during a personal injury claim. Your attorney can provide guidance on what is appropriate to post and what should be avoided to protect your case's integrity.

Here are some additional do's and don'ts to keep in mind:


  1. Do use social media to share general updates about your life that are unrelated to your injury claim.
  2. Do document any changes in your daily activities or limitations caused by your injuries, but do so carefully and without disclosing sensitive information.
  3. Do inform close friends and family members not to post anything related to your case or injuries on social media.


  1. Don't accept friend requests or interact with unknown individuals who may be associated with the opposing party.
  2. Don't delete or modify existing social media posts once a personal injury claim is filed, as this could be perceived as tampering with evidence.
  3. Don't underestimate the impact of social media on your case; even seemingly insignificant posts can be used to discredit your claims.

In conclusion, the influence of social media on personal injury claims cannot be overstated. By exercising caution, maintaining privacy settings, and seeking guidance from experienced legal professionals like those at Peterson & Associates P.C., you can safeguard your rights and enhance your chances of a successful outcome. If you have any questions or require assistance with your personal injury case, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to help.

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