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Social Media and Lawsuits

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Bache & Lynch, Car Accident, Facebook, Insurance Claims, Lawsuit, Personal Injury, Property Damage on May 4, 2017 - no comments.

Our online presences are public and that the things we put up online can never really be removed. No one wants private photos or information made public. However, even seemingly innocent information can cause big trouble if you’re involved in a personal injury lawsuit. What’s the problem with social media? You might think twice about posting racy pictures online, but not about a picture of you smiling with your friends, right? How about a picture


What to do about Facebook Posts

Filled under Accident, Auto Accidents, Facebook, Insurance Claims, Jurors, Lawsuit on June 20, 2013 - no comments.

We represent a young woman I’ll call “Gertrude.” Gertrude was injured in a collision a couple of years ago. She had fairly serious low back injuries which caused her pain for well over a year and which still cause occasional pain and discomfort depending on her level of activity. We sued the driver who caused the accident. As is typical, the other driver’s insurance company hired a lawyer to defend the case. The case proceeded


How Can Social Networking Affect My Case?

Filled under Accident, Bache & Lynch, Facebook on October 17, 2011 - no comments.

Most people today are on at least one social networking site or more.  And it’s a safe bet that one of you clients is as well.  Social media users often post information about their daily activities; this could potentially be a problem if their activities are inconsistent with the injuries they claim and it could dramatically reduce the value of their case.  Even if your client has their Facebook profile set on the highest privacy


Juries and Facebook

Filled under Bache & Lynch, Damages and Compensation, Facebook, Jurors, Lawsuit, Medical Injuries on August 26, 2011 - no comments.

Jury selection is a vital part of trial.  At Bache & Lynch, we will ask the appropriate questions of potential jurors to try to avoid mishaps, like this one in Florida.  A juror in a Florida trial posted a comment on Facebook stating “Tomorrow we gotta make a decision who has the greater weight of proof between the plaintiff and defense, and I know my answer.” Jurors receive strict instructions not to discuss a trial