Baltimore accident lawyers warnings regarding social media.
It is important that Baltimore accident lawyers raise the dangers of social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace during the litigation process. Social networking sites are fun and a great way to keep in touch with family and friends. However, these sites have the potential to do great harm to your lawsuit if precautions are not taken. Although the courts are not entirely consistent on this issue, it is possible, and indeed you should take as a given, that the defendants will have the opportunity to review every single page of your social networking sites.
To that end, Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to please take the following precautions:
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to note to post anything on social media until your case is settled or goes to court.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise make sure that nothing is posted to your site that discusses your injuries. That means that you should post nothing about this topic, and you should instantly delete anything your “friends” may post on this subject.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to make sure there are no photographs (posted by you or friends) of you doing physical events that depict what you cannot do because of your physical limitations—this may include gymnastics, dancing, golf, swimming, etc.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to make sure you know everybody who is your “friend.” Do not accept “friend” invitations from people whom you do not know. Some of our younger clients have literally hundreds of “friends,” and it is important that every person be vetted and confirmed.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to review your “friend” list now. If you are not 100 percent confident that you know who every single person is, block that person as a friend. It is possible, indeed probable, that somebody posing as a “friend” who is actually an agent of the defendant will try to get onto your page in order to obtain incriminating evidence that can harm your chances of a successful recovery at trial.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to not to post any pictures that would embarrass you if shown to a jury.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you to not post any writing that would embarrass you if shown to a jury.
- Baltimore accident lawyers advise you that juries are chosen from a cross section of the community so do not post anything that might be objectional with any section of the population.
- a good rule of thumb would be that you not post anything that your priest, your parents, and your boss might find as offensive.
- do not to post any pictures or any commentary that if read by your doctor would contradict what you have been telling your doctor when you see him.