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Think Before You Post on Facebook Twitter or Instagram

May 16, 2016

Have you ever wondered if your social media activity can be used in a legal case against you? Well the answer is still unfolding in the courts all around the nation. Most judges will require the other side to have a good reason to view your information that has been restricted via privacy settings. However most publicly shared information is fair game and can be used to even gain an order for you to produce some of the restricted or private information. Some clients have destroyed their personal injury cases by posting videos or pictures of themselves taking part in activity that calls into question the validity of their injury. For example, if you claim that your leg was injured because of an on-the-job accident then post pictures of yourself using your leg in an activity then the post will likely be used against you. Also remember that deleting content or the account all together can draw suspicion from the court. The judge might think that you are attempting to hide evidence that is applicable and relevant. The best way to avoid any trouble is to keep posting to a minimum and to not delete any data or accounts while engaged in a lawsuit. The lawyers at Hodges Trial Lawyers will be happy to discuss a personal injury case or workman’s compensation dispute and get you the compensation that you need.