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5 social media tips to follow during a personal injury lawsuit

social media posts during a personal injury lawsuit

If you are currently fighting a personal injury lawsuit, it is vital to maintain a certain level of decorum when posting on social media. Social media can damage your case significantly and even give the opposing attorney an upper hand. Contrarily, being thoughtful and responsible on social media profiles can help your lawyer build your case. 

Do not post about your personal injury lawsuit!

The biggest rule for being in a personal injury lawsuit is to not post ANYTHING about your case online. This silence can help reduce the information the other side has to use against you. Since you are not a lawyer, you will likely not know what to say online that will not count against you. 

Minimize your social media reach.

If possible, make your accounts private or set to friends only. Privacy is valuable during your case and will help prevent anyone from seeing your posts that could hurt your case. Do not add any new friends or allow any new followers until after your case. Insurance adjusters and private investigators are notorious for finding your social media profiles and adding you as a friend to get a deeper look into your life. 

Do not post about your injury!

If you do post on social media, do not mention your injury that is included in the lawsuit. Any updates about your injury, medical treatments, surgeries, or physical therapy can be taken out of context and potentially used against you. Even a simple “feeling good today!” can be taken out of context to prove you were not truly affected by your injuries in the ways you claim. 

Do not post any travel photos! 

Do not post anything about physical movement or travel on your profiles! It can be used against you in court if it appears you are well enough to travel and take a vacation. 

Encourage family and friends to do the same! 

Personal injury lawsuits are serious business. Do not let family or friends post anything about you. They should follow the same rules you are following. 


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With over 100 years of combined experience among the legal team of Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., our Texas personal injury attorneys have successfully resolved over 20,000 cases. When representing injured Texas residents, we fight for justice against wrongdoing and aggressively pursue the best resolution to complex personal injury claims.


If you or a loved one was injured, please contact us for a free initial consultation and case evaluation. Herrman & Herrman, P.L.L.C., is a locally based law firm focused on holding negligent individuals and companies accountable for their wrongdoing. We are not a personal injury mill that advertises nationwide. We provide individualized advocacy in attending to all aspects of claims that involve. Our firm has offices in the following locations: Corpus ChristiCorpus Christi South SideBrownsvilleMcAllenSan AntonioHouston, and Ft. Worth, TX.

We remain by our clients’ side, handling all aspects of their claims and attending to all legal, medical and financial needs. That dedication is combined with experience, legal knowledge, and insight from a former insurance adjuster and several former insurance defense attorneys. Whether our clients are suffering from physical pain from an accident or the emotional grief of death, we treat clients with compassion. We put their mind at ease during difficult times by answering their questions concerning the length of their claim, medical bills, financial compensation and their overall need for a lawyer.