Client Social Media Monitoring for Personal Injury and Disability Lawyers

Case Law

Case law is constantly emerging to confirm the detrimental effect that social media usage can have on client’s settlement values. We will continuously update this page with our analysis of the latest case law examples of the impact of social media usage on personal injury and disability settlement values. We will also post unreported decisions shared by other Law Firms who share the same philosophy about client social media posts.
Social Media Used to Undermine Plaintiff’s Credibility in British Columbia Case

Social Media Used to Undermine Plaintiff’s Credibility in British Columbia Case

In Raikou v. Spencer, social media evidence was used to undermine the plaintiff’s credibility to bolster the claim that the plaintiff tended to exaggerate the extent of her injuries. The plaintiff claimed damages for injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the ongoing pain, she claimed that she was unable to participate in many of the activities she did prior to the accident.

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Florida Court states potential relevancy of photographs on social media outweigh burden of production or privacy interest

Florida Court states potential relevancy of photographs on social media outweigh burden of production or privacy interest

In Davenport v. State Farm, the court in Florida allowed plaintiff’s social media photos as evidence in a personal injury case. The plaintiff argued that the discovery request is “not reasonably calculated to lead to the discovery of admissible evidence when the request is overly broad and improperly invades the plaintiff’s privacy.”

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