Personal injury claims arise when someone is injured as a result of the negligent or intentional actions of another. However, if the injuries that are sustained are fatal, then the victim’s family may be entitled to pursue wrongful death claim. No one should have to experience the tragic and unexpected loss of a loved one, and while some may turn to social media for support and sympathy, there are a few things you should consider before you post.
Evidence on Social Media Can be Used Against You to Disprove Your Wrongful Death Claim
In conclusion, before posting anything on social media, think about these questions (and their answers) suggested by a Garden City wrongful death lawyer from our firm:
• What information does your social media post reveal in relationship to your current legal situation?
• Does your social media activity reveal that you engage in happy, joyful activities?
• Do your photos show you smiling and enjoying everyday activities?
• Does your geodata reveal the fact that you visit some places?
• Do your photos or posts suggest you overcame your pain, suffering, grief, etc.?
• Are you engaging (publicly) in activities that might interfere with your current legal issues?
Social media can and will be used against you. To avoid any difficulties, it is best to close your accounts altogether as advised by your attorneys.
Contact a Long Island Wrongful Death Attorney Today
If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligent or intentional actions of another, and you’re suffering as a result, either emotionally, physically, and/or financially, it is imperative that you consult with an experienced Long Island Wrongful Death Lawyer as soon as possible to find out if you might have a claim for damages. Until you’ve taken the time to speak with an attorney, be very mindful of what you post online, whether it relates to your loved one’s death or not, as any post can be used against you to either limit or deny any compensation that you might otherwise be entitled to. An experienced attorney can help you decide what posts may be appropriate, if any, throughout the duration of your wrongful death case. Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 and learn what we can do for you. We are available 24/7 so don’t hesitate to contact us at any time, day or night.
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