Privacy Settings on Social Media

August 2018

Social media is part of our everyday lives.   The technology allows people to stay in touch and share news better than ever before.  However, for the victim of a personal injury case social media can have negative consequences on their claim.  Everything that a person posts online can potentially be used as evidence in a personal injury case.  That is why it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney soon after being injured.  A personal injury attorney can advise you about the dangers of posting information online.  There have been situations where insurance companies have been able to get to posts even when privacy settings were in place.

The law regarding the use of social media posts in court is developing.  The law moves and develops slower than the pace that social media progresses.  You should consult with an attorney if you have questions regarding the use of social media.

At Herrick & Hart, we have helped the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  Our office is located next the Eau Claire County Courthouse in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.


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