How Social Media Use Can Affect Your Lawsuit
The internet has become an enormous part of our lives, and social media especially. Social media has so many uses in today’s society, far beyond simply connecting with friends. Social media can be used to build a business, grow a brand, or advance a political agenda, just to name a few. Why would the legal field be excluded from this phenomenon?
Social media has become a helpful tool for those in the legal profession. For instance, social media has helped law enforcement track down suspected criminals, and it has helped probation officers keep an eye on their probationers.
How Social Media Can Help Your Injury Lawyer Do Their Job
Can social media help a personal injury lawyer do their job better? You bet it can. Social media can even be used as evidence in some situations to prove your personal injury case. It can also be used to find witnesses who can back up your version of events.
For example, suppose you are injured in a vehicle collision, but before you are able to investigate your auto wreck, the witnesses have vanished. Now, suppose you have the ability to examine social media content that corresponds to the location, date, and time of your accident. What could you find?
It’s possible you could find a few witnesses who’ve posted something like this to one of their social media accounts: “Whoa! I just witnessed a horrific car crash. I hope everyone’s okay!” Now you can take that information and reach out to those witnesses to see if they can provide statements for your personal injury case.
The Trial Drone App
Well, it just so happens that there is an app called Trial Drone, and this app has made it possible for lawyers, and others in the legal field, to do searches that can help them in their industry. Above the Law, a legal website that provides news and insights about legal professionals and legal developments, has noted:
“One of Virginia’s top plaintiff lawyers, Jonathan Halperin, is an early adopter [of Trial Drone]. I’ve never met Halperin, but near as I can tell he’s the type of lawyer you retain on contingency when you’ve sustained a catastrophic injury and need an insurance company to pay for a lifetime of care.
You can immediately see the benefit Trial Drone would provide to Halperin. It’s another tool in his toolbox, helping Halperin find witnesses to the accident. In a world where social media is ubiquitous, not knowing what might be out there on social media means not having the full picture. For a lawyer of Halperin’s stature, who is chasing millions for his clients, not having the full picture could be the difference between winning and losing (or settling for $3 million versus $2 million).”
Reach Out to a Personal Injury Lawyer
As you can see, social media can be used to help your lawsuit reach a successful resolution. Halperin Law Center is among the first to implement Trial Drone in our efforts to recover fair settlements for injury clients and see that justice is served.
Have you been injured in an accident? Call 804-527-0100 or fill out the online form down below to receive a free case assessment from a personal injury lawyer at our firm.