Woman Loses Fiancé to Car Accident but Almost Loses Claim to Social Media

Woman Loses Fiancé to Car Accident but Almost Loses Claim to Social Media
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become a new and important source of information not just for employers, but even lawyers and insurance companies.  A simple status update on Facebook can be damaging to someone in the middle of a legal dispute.
Social media sites such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have become a new and important source of information not just for employers, but even lawyers and insurance companies.  A simple status update on Facebook can be damaging to someone in the middle of a legal dispute.

Our firm recently handled a case where our client sadly lost her fiancé in a car accident.  Our client innocently posted a comment on one of her social media sites to let her friends and family know that she was coping well.  The defense attorney obtained access to the site and attempted to use this status update to show that our client had not suffered any emotional trauma from the car accident or the loss of her fiancé.

Since judges may rule social media admissible, it is extremely important to avoid posting anything that may be misconstrued or may potential damage or even negate your case.

Learn more about this case by viewing our video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlKpMB8PvI4&feature=autoplay&list=UUMVVL9kvXaZwbt63b-TJ5Ww&lf=plcp&playnext=1

 

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