Can I Post on Social Media Following an Accident in Maryland?

If you have been injured in an accident due to no fault of your own, you might be considering taking legal action in a personal injury lawsuit. To prepare for a successful personal injury claim, it is important to understand the risks that come with posting on social media. Continue reading to discover how certain posts can impact your lawsuit in a negative way and tips to protect yourself and your future.

What are the ways an individual can protect themselves from social media having a negative impact on their lawsuit?

  1. Do not post anything regarding your personal injury case. This should include avoiding posts about the other party, your injuries, attorneys, and any other details regarding the accident.
  2. Set all of your social media profiles to private. Do not accept any follow requests or friend requests from people you do not personally know.
  3. Do not post about your social life on social media platforms.
  4. Ask your friends and family to avoid posting online about the lawsuit, your injuries, and your life in general.

It is best to avoid posting on social media completely to avoid the other party’s insurance company from using your social media content to contradict your claim. It is possible for the other party to use your social media posts out of context as evidence to prove that you are not truly injured. Until your claim is resolved, stay away from Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram, and Twiter as much as possible.

To set yourself up for a successful personal injury claim and to recover the financial compensation you require to heal, reach out to our experienced Maryland personal injury attorney who will work to gather and present the evidence necessary to satisfy the burden of proof in your claim. Begin this process as soon as possible by contacting our firm today. You do not need to go through this process alone. We are here to help.


The experienced personal injury attorneys at The Law Office of Conrad W. Judy III, LLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Maryland, contact our firm today to discuss our services. 

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