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How social media can support your truck accident defense

On Behalf of | Apr 18, 2024 | Trucking Accident Defense

When your company is facing a personal injury lawsuit, there’s a lot on the line. If you lose your case, then you may be forced to pay out a significant sum in compensatory damages, and your business’s reputation can be damaged.

To avoid those outcomes, you need to aggressively defend your company in these cases. There are several strategies that you can utilize, but this week we want to look at one particularly strong tactic: relying on social media posts.

How the plaintiff’s social media posts can help your defense

Alleged truck accident victims often turn to social media for support. In doing so, they often post information and photographs that depict a life that’s much better than they’ve claimed in their personal injury case.

For example, although a plaintiff might claim that they’ve suffered debilitating injuries in their legal filings, their social media posts might show them playing outside with their children or engaging in other physical activity. Or, the plaintiff’s social media posts may give indications that they feel guilty for having caused the accident in question.

There’s a good chance that you won’t be able to publicly view the plaintiff’s social media page, but that shouldn’t deter you from finding other avenues to view their posts.

For example, you might be able to publicly access their friends’ social media pages, which could have pictures of the plaintiff engaging in questionable behavior. If you can, capture screenshots of these posts so that you can use them during settlement negotiations and trial.

Know your truck accident defense options

It may not seem like it at first, but you may have several truck accident defense options at your disposal. So, before moving forward with your case, be sure to understand the legal strategies in play and what you can do to protect your interests.