Social media and technology are becoming a powerful tool in the field of personal injury. Lawsuits have been regularly lost because of one’s connection to social media, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, more. Too many people are oversharing and, sometimes, sharing to a fault. If you are injured and claim that your injuries are so severe that you cannot fully function in life, the defendant’s representation will dive right into your social media for clues that you are faking it. If you claim that you cannot walk and the defendant finds video or photographic evidence to the contrary, your case could be in jeopardy. If you suffer from a broken arm but document your trip to play golf, you could be held accountable for your deceit. If you are the subject of a personal injury lawsuit, we will work to find evidence that the plaintiff is being deceitful and demonstrate that the case should be thrown out.
Using a cell phone illegally during a car accident can also play a large role in a case. States are becoming more stringent about illegal cell phone use. The consequences continue to escalate in New York. If you were pulled over and issued a cell phone ticket, you are looking at 5 points to your driving record; one of the largest tickets in our state. When it comes to personal injury cases, illegal cell phone use can play a large part. If you are in an accident and the other party saw you using your cell phone illegally, it may not bode well for your case and turn the tables on you. Texts and cell phone calls can be damning evidence in a car crash case. If it is documented that you were using your cell phone during the accident, you could not only lose your case, but you could be the subject of a lawsuit for negligence. It is important that you follow the laws of New York. If you are the subject of a lawsuit because of a personal injury matter, we will investigate on your behalf, looking for evidence to dismiss their claims and free you of this burden.
If you are injured in a car crash and need to bring a personal injury case, be careful of technology. It could be the one thing that puts you in the crosshair of legal problems. If you need a law firm to protect your rights and interests, contact The Law Offices of George Poulos.
The Law Offices of George Poulos is an experienced Workers’ Compensation, personal injury, bankruptcy, and Social Security Disability law firm with offices in Queens and the Bronx. If you require strong legal representation, contact our firm today to schedule a free consultation.
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