We have all been there. In the heat of an exhilarating or frustrating moment, we all want to vent. We move beyond the usual social media posts about vacations, dogs, and funny memes. For a brief moment, we feel heard and seen by others. We feel free to express our emotions and our friends and followers support us. We forget all about our posts after a week. However, the internet doesn’t forget.
Research in a 2021 study found that 72% of adults use social media. People from all walks of life, age, and professions post on at least one social media platform.
Both sides can collect discovery evidence if the claim cannot be settled outside of court. To avoid surprises at trial, the discovery process seeks to collect as much evidence as possible. The insurance company and other defendants named in your case can search your social media to try to weaken the claim.
Courts have ruled that social media posts may be used as discovery evidence. A judge might allow other litigants to look through your social media accounts if they can prove that your posts are harmful to your case. Your account may be set up so that only your family and friends can see your content. You can also share anything you want on your private page. However, opposing counsel can legally search for photos, videos, contradictory statements, and time stamps that could undermine the validity …Never Post on Social Media After an Accident Read More