Social Networking: How it affects your claim

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Have you ever googled yourself, just for fun, to see what the search results are? Have you noticed that the first results are always Facebook or other such social networking sites?

Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers is aware that many individuals make use of social networking sites such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc. Recent court decisions have shown that these websites can actually harm your personal injury claim and allow defense counsel access to your personal information.

To read more about how social networking can harm your insurance claim, read The "Over Share": How Social Media Posts Can Impact Your Personal Injury Claim.

Protect Your Privacy Online

Who is googling you? Who is seeing your information, pictures, and status updates, and how are they using this information? These are questions to consider when creating a profile on a social networking site; that is if you are willing to take the risk of creating one. Always consider what information you make "public" and the types of privacy controls available to minimize how much information is sent out about you.

If you already have a pre-existing account, and have experienced a personal injury and are in the process of litigating it, let your lawyer know you have a profile! Be wary of what you post!


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