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Why You Shouldn’t Delete Social Media Posts in a Personal Injury Case

May 11, 2022

You may know to be careful about posting in social media when you are involved in a lawsuit for a personal injury case, but do you know not to delete posts?

You should have strong privacy settings and be very mindful of who you “friend” on social media when you are involved in a lawsuit, and avoiding social media altogether during such a time is often a wise decision, so it may seem counterintuitive that deleting social media posts can also hurt your case.  This includes the deletion of prior posts that were made before your injury.

Investigators and insurance companies have access to software that can pull up deleted posts.  Even if the posts you delete seem harmless, they still give the impression that you are not being completely honest.  In a personal injury case – especially when you have no visible injuries – you need to come across as transparent.

If you have been deleting posts, the other side can make you out to be someone who would hide information relevant to the case.  They can do that even if those posts did not pertain to your case.  Watch the video to learn more.

If you have additional questions about using social media during a personal injury case, I want you to call me at (559) 436-0850.  I welcome your call.  Visit our educational website at for more videos and media content from our law firm.

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