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Can Social Media Impact my Personal Injury Case?

Can Social Media Impact my Personal Injury Case?

In today’s digitally-based era, social media is a popular form of communication, connection, and expression. In fact, about 74% of adults who use the internet also use social media.

 

There are times, however, when sharing too much personal information can be detrimental. One of those times is when you have a pending personal injury case. Here, we discuss why using social media can hurt your case and what to avoid posting.

Social Media Used Against You

An injury can leave you with a variety of emotions, some of which you may want to share online. However, think twice before you hit the “send” button.

 

Why? The person investigating your case (the defendant) will be doing everything they can do show that your injuries are not what you claim them to be. One way they can do this is by looking at your social media accounts.

 

Your social media account may inadvertently show that you are physically able and capable of living your normal life. Your posts may contradict your testimony and the defense will try to claim that you aren’t seriously injured and therefore do not deserve the compensation you are pursuing.

 

“But I’ll be careful about it!” This is something that many individuals think. However, it’s all too easy to say something that can be used against you. Even posting something that is seemingly innocent can your chances at receiving compensation for your injury case.

 

Photos of you hiking, a check-in at a concert, or a simple status update could all be used against your case and hurt your chances at receiving what you need to heal. We suggest avoid posting:

 
  • Check-ins

  • Photos of you participating in activities

  • Photos of you with alcohol beverages

  • Anything related to your personal injury case

Protecting Your Rights

We understand that an injury can turn your world upside down. Remember that you don’t have to go through this process alone. The personal injury attorneys at Rudenberg & Glasser are dedicated to ensuring that injury victims receive full compensation for what they have endured.

 

We will work to make sure your story is heard and you receive what you need to heal. Contact our firm at (954) 543-1788 to schedule your free consultation.

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Our Victories

  • Not Guilty, Acquitted at Trial Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon

    Outcome: Client was alleged to have used his vehicle to strike victim, and there was video of the incident which could have been interpreted to actually show the crime. The state was offering significant prison time before trial. By meticulous planning and strategic cross-examination to expose the motives and fabrications by the alleged victim, and an eyewitness in support of the alleged victim, Rudenberg & Glasser convinced a jury to acquit the client and avoid a mandatory long prison sentence.

  • Domestic Violence
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser went to trial and were able to show during cross-examination that the alleged victim was the aggressor and that the client acted in self-defense. The jury returned a not guilty verdict almost immediately following trial.
  • Domestic Violence With 911 Call and Pictures
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser took the case to trial after fleshing out inconsistencies in the alleged victim's account. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty and the client's unblemished record was preserved.
  • False Arrest

    Outcome: Attorney Glasser was able to show with video footage that his client did not commit the alleged offense and furthermore, the police officer who ordered his arrest was negligent in his investigation and improperly supervised.

    Read more about this story on the Sun Sentinel.

  • Probation Only Federal Conspiracy to Commit Mail & Wire Fraud

    Outcome: Through compelling sentencing memorandum and passionate oral argument, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to convince the federal court judge to sentence their client to treatment for substance abuse, and no incarceration, even though the client had a lengthy criminal history and the Government was seeking prison time.

  • Felony DUI: Client was in an Accident and Left the Scene
    Outcome: Rudenberg & Glasser filed a compelling motion to suppress evidence based on law enforcement's actions during the investigation. Rudenberg & Glasser were able to persuade the prosecutor prior to the motion to suppress hearing that the charge should be broken down from a felony to a misdemeanor and the client was offered probation instead of the previously sought prison sentence.
  • Final Injunction Hearing
    Outcome: Client desperately needed to avoid a final injunction on his record. Rudenberg & Glasser defended him at the hearing and proved that the Petitioner was not in fear for her safety. The judge dismissed the injunction.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanor: Resisting Police Officer Without Violence
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg presented evidence that the police officer’s version of events was not credible, and that accusations were made to justify excessive use of force by police officer. Jury returned a verdict of not guilty in less than five minutes.
  • First-Degree Misdemeanors: DUI & Possession of Cannabis
    Outcome: Mr. Rudenberg won a motion arguing the DUI checkpoint was conducted in violation of the Fourth Amendment, and the Judge entered an order suppressing all evidence. Case was dropped by the State, and client avoided a mandatory conviction for DUI, as well as mandatory fines and license suspensions.
  • $250,000 Pre-Trial Personal Injury

    Outcome: Client was injured by a malfunctioning door, requiring stitches and leaving a scar on client's knee. There were limited medical bills and no surgeries, but through extremely challenging and successful negotiations, Rudenberg & Glasser were able to secure a settlement of $250,000.

What Our Clients Are Saying

We go above and beyond to be there for clients to provide them with the best outcome possible.
  • “I Was Able to Have My Name Cleared”

    Domestic Violence Client

  • “Provided a High Level of Support & Skill”

    DUI Client

  • “I would recommend them to anyone that’s looking for someone that really cares!”

    R.N.

  • “It's nice to know that you actually cared and it didn't seem like this case was just another folder.”

    John J.

  • “If you live a lifetime, you will never meet a more sincere, heartfelt, loving, caring person than Mike Glasser.”

    Becca

  • “They Were There with Me Every Step of the Way”

    Dan

  • “Proved to be the best legal team there is! They not only helped me avoid jail time, but got my probation terminated the same day!”

    Dallas B.

  • “Michael jumped through hoops to give me the defense I deserved and I will always be grateful. Michael and Eric are not just Lawyers, they are friends and will look out for your best interest!”

    G.W.

  • “THE BEST ATTORNEY”

    A. Ariel

  • “If I would need your service in the future I will definitely reach out to you again no matter the distance.”

    A.M.

  • “Here to help you at all costs!”

    L.L.

  • “You were so very wonderful in court.”

    P.M.

  • “In My Eyes, He's the Best”

    Greg

  • “If anyone, family or friends, should get into trouble we know who to call!”

    Parent of Charles C.

  • “The amount of respect and empathy Attorney Rudenberg has for his clients can not be described in words.”

    C J