What Role Does Social Media Play In The Litigation Process?

In the legal process, it’s becoming rapidly the case that social media is becoming unbelievably important. People need to be conscious of what they say on social media. I say “don’t put anything on social media that you wouldn’t want a judge or jury sitting on your case to see or hear.” I think that’s excellent advice because guess what? They can see or hear that. That’s fair game.

One of the first things insurance companies do when they’re dealing with a claim is to look up the injured party’s social media and to try to find out as much as they can about them. So you want to make sure that you put the best face forward on, for example, Facebook. Always be mindful of what you’re doing. Particularly after an injury, in describing how it happened and how you’re recovering, there are a number of social media sites, Caring Bridge is one of them. These can be valuable sites, but you have to understand, don’t put anything on there that you wouldn’t want the judge or jury to see or hear and you’ll be fine.

We have an entire list of instructions and kind of a little guidebook that we put together for our clients on the use of, or not using, social media when they have a case. We found it to be very helpful and our clients appreciated it.

Categories
    Elite & Respected Heroes

    “I've never dealt with such caring wonderful professional lawyers before. They were very prompt, informative, professional, truly caring about my situation and the troubles I was dealing with.”

    - J.J.
    I Have the Utmost Confidence in Them

    “They handled everything. I can't tell you how wonderful a feeling that is after such a stressful event. We kept in regular contact, and I never had to wonder what the status of my claim was. At every fork in the road, we discussed options.”

    - Dan G.
    Recommended Without Reservation

    “I can’t thank you and your staff enough for all the hard work you put into my case. I don’t know what my family and I would have done without you during this.”

    - Randy R.
    Professional & Courteous

    “I felt like I was being taken care of by people who cared about my well-being, and at the same time did not feel like they were trying to rob the other party. No pressure or double-speak, just straightforward professionalism.”

    - J. Mc
    Highly Impressed

    “Although I have not seen many trials, I must say that I was quite impressed with your knowledge, demeanor, and professional skill. I sincerely hope that I would never have to come up against you in a trial.”

    - Daniel R., M.D.
/

Free & Confidential Consultations

Put Your Iowa Lawyers on Your Team Today
  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.