The prominence of the Internet and popularity of social network sites have dramatically changed the way people live their lives. It was not so long ago that privacy was so important to people that the notion of allowing others to monitor every aspect of a person’s life would have been viewed as an unreasonable intrusion of privacy. Social networks have changed these societal norms. Many people now live in full view of virtual strangers and provide extensive details about every aspect of their daily activities. Our Miami trucking accident lawyers know that this choice to live one’s life in full view of anyone who will watch and listen can create a serious problem if you are injured in a tractor-trailer accident.
Insurance companies often hire investigators to help them develop negative information about an injury victim that the insurer could use to their advantage in negotiations or at trial. These investigators regularly search social network sites for information that can be used when defending a personal injury lawsuit. If you have a social network page on Facebook, Twitter or MySpace, you must be very careful about what you post on your site because it may later become evidence in your personal injury lawsuit. Some examples of how your social network site can hurt your personal injury case might include: Continue reading →