I tell my clients to stay away from social media after an injury. I respect that people want their life to be as normal as possible after sustaining a serious injury, but our adversaries often scour social media to try to find dirt on our clients, and sometimes they find information and try to present it unfairly and out of context. For example, if your Facebook page or Instagram shows that you look healthy and joyful in a single post-accident photo, the defense may try to use that photo to suggest that your damages are less significant than you claim.
Another issue to be aware of is that a posting details of a confidential settlement agreement can lead to more legal trouble for our client. If you can’t abide by a confidentiality agreement, don’t agree to one!