The Impact of Social Media on Personal Injury Claims: Dos and Don’ts

by | Jul 2, 2024 | Blog | 0 comments

If you have filed a personal injury claim, you might be concerned about whether your social media posts can be used against you as evidence. The short answer is YES. Insurance adjusters and defense lawyers may examine your social media activity to find information that could weaken your case. Let’s take a closer look at the impact of social media on personal injury claims.

The information contained within this blog is for general use and educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice of any kind. 

The Risks of Social Media:

The world is heavily influenced by social media, which has both positive and negative impacts, especially regarding personal injury claims. The potential risks of social media in personal injury claims are significant. Social media sharing is not private, and anything you post can and will be used against you. It is not uncommon for insurance adjusters or defense lawyers to gather evidence to undermine your case, and social media is a perfect window into your daily life. For example, posting yourself on a fishing trip following a debilitating car accident could be used to argue that your injury is not as severe as your claim.

The Benefits of Social Media:

Social media is an integral part of daily life for most people, who post and share everything from what they ate for lunch to a random thought at a stoplight. Some benefits of social media for personal injury claims include posting how an injury has affected their life professionally and personally. Posting photos and updates that show the extent of the injuries can be used as supporting evidence for their claim. 

The Dos and Don’ts of Social Media and Personal Injury Claims: 


  • Share photos and real-time updates of your injuries.
  • Be honest in your posts. All that is shared should be consistent with your personal injury claim.
  • Show the impact your injury has caused on your daily life, work, and hobbies.


  • Don’t post anything that is directly related to your personal injury claim. This includes comments or photos that could be used against you.
  • Don’t post contradicting evidence to your personal injury claim.
  • Don’t accept friend requests from strangers. 

The impact of social media on personal injury claims can come with both positive and negative outcomes. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury, contact the Law Offices of Reginald Keith Davis, your legal advocate for life’s toughest challenges. 

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