Undoubtedly, every auto accident that occurs in the United States is different from the next. However, several of the same factors must be determined immediately after a motor vehicle accident occurs, including the speed in which the vehicles were travelling, the road conditions that were present at the time of the crash, and the scope of all personal and property damages sustained by its victims. Traditional forms of evidence, such as witness accounts and police reports, typically assist auto accident lawyers in determining causation and liability. In recent years however, additional forms of evidence have proven helpful to personal injury defense lawyers and insurance companies alike. In fact, they have caused some people to lose out on hundreds of thousands of dollars in damages.
With the advent of new technology, it is not surprising that text messages, emails and even Facebook posts have been used by the above entities to deny liability or monetary compensation for one’s injuries. In fact, social networking sites such as Facebook have become the focal point of both insurance companies’ and defense counsel’s investigations of an accident, as it is often a place where people post private aspects about themselves. For example, thousands of Facebook users post photos of themselves while on vacation, at a party, or enjoying some other endeavor. However, if someone was recently involved in a auto accident where they are claiming thousands of dollars in personal injury damages, it is important to realize that such posts can become extremely problematic. Specifically, private information on Facebook may become public and quite possibly, taken out of context or misinterpreted in a way to be used against you in a court of law. Meaning, if you are claiming to be injured, yet are depicted through photos on Facebook as physically active, this could negatively impact your car accident case. In light of the foregoing, it is highly recommended that you consider the following tips if you have been involved in an accident:
If you were injured in a car, motorcycle or trucking accident, our attorneys can help. The personal injury attorneys at Lundy Law are highly experienced in handling all types of vehicular accidents, regardless of how challenging or complex. Call us today at 1-800-LundyLaw to learn more about your legal rights and options. We represent auto accident victims located throughout Pennsylvania, Delaware and New Jersey. We look forward to helping you obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve.