Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss the Perils of Social Media During Litigation

Social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram have transformed the way people connect with family, friends and the rest of the world. However, the ubiquitous nature of social networking has made it a veritable treasure trove of personal information and a source of potentially damaging evidence. In recent years, social media profiles have been used in countless criminal, personal injury, employment and family law cases. Though the rules regarding how this information can be obtained and used in court are still evolving, it is important to understand the enormous impact social media posts can have on the outcome of a personal injury lawsuit. Historically, if an insurance company wanted to investigate the validity of an injured party’s claim, it was necessary to hire a private investigator to follow the person around in hopes of snapping a picture of the unsuspecting claimant raking their leaves without issue or carrying in heavy bags of groceries. The defense would then use

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