As always, it is important to be careful what you post on your social media account. This is even more important when you are involved in a lawsuit. One New York based lawsuit is currently making news in the legal world for a social media matter regarding to a car accident. According to the background of the claim, a woman alleged that she suffered injuries from a car accident that caused her a significant loss of enjoyment of life. However, her Instagram was reviewed during the legal proceedings, and included post-accident pictures of the woman participating in strenuous outdoor activities and enjoying a vacation. It may be likely that these pictures may have a negative impact towards the woman's claim.
Ever wonder how different employers regulate the use of social media? The Huffington Post released an interesting article that, although a few years old, covered some interesting trends that arose in social media use in the office. Some of the more interesting points include the following:
Once again, the National Public Radio is weighing in on a relevant topic to today's blog topic. Social media and its use for legal claims has been an area of hot debate in recent years. Can private social media posts be used as courtroom evidence? How do you control jurors and judges who may tweet or Facebook post about a current case? Interestingly, some lawyers are also attempting to use social media to reach large masses of people for class-action lawsuits. Read about this new phenomenon by clicking the link to the original NPR article, which can be found here.