The fun of social media could possibly betray you – especially if you are involved in a lawsuit. Did you know that one of the first pieces of information usually requested during the discovery phase of a lawsuit is your password allowing access to your social media sites? You may need a Dallas social media attorney on your side to guide you.
If the requesting party can prove that this information is relevant to the lawsuit, you will have to provide it. Relevance can be as simple as proof of character, proof of ability to perform tasks despite your injuries, unflattering or damaging pictures, thoughts and opinions that might influence the opinion of the jury, and various evidence of your actions or personality. However, you must not, under any circumstances, delete any posts, texts, pictures, or other entries of any of your social media from the date the incident occurs. Doing so could subject you to serious penalties.
If you are injured and believe you may be required to file a lawsuit to recover for damages, it is in your best interest to shut down all social media. At a minimum, you should be very careful what you post, text or blog. Remember – even if you think it is harmless, your posts could come back to haunt you. After all, what you post on the internet stays on the internet.