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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Tweets Affect Damages in Georgia Car Accident Case

Attorneys on both sides believe that a plaintiff's Twitter posts affected the damages that she received in a car accident case in Georgia state court.   In her tweets, the plaintiff described an "epic weekend" in New Orleans, posted photos at the beach for spring break, and stated "I'm starting to love my scar," which both sides claim hurt her pain and suffering claim.  The Daily Report has the full story.

Thanks to Lisa Smith-Butler for the alert.


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We are seeing this more and more. At my office we now have a client sign a form acknowdeging that we have advised them about the ramifications of social media. Tweets, facebook posts and utube videos are very powerful evidence against our clients. I have a 16 year old client with a herniated disc that had a utube video of her doing a back flip as a cheer leader. That stuff just kills a case.

Posted by: Allan Ziffra | Jan 24, 2013 7:02:22 AM

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