Personal Injury Articles for the Injured of NJ

Can a Smartphone, Sports Band, or Smart Watch Impact Your Personal Injury Case?

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Oct 25, 2017

By Francis M. Smith

As mobile technology continues to make great strides forward with every passing year, we've become more and more accustomed to having ready access to an enormous wealth of information about the world in general and matters relevant to our everyday lives. But at the same time, our technology has become an equally copious repository of information about us. The reason you can so easily pull up a listing of the best pizza places in your neighborhood is because your smartphone has a GPS tracker that monitors your location moment by moment. Ready access to social media and instant messaging while on the go is likewise a double-edged sword, because your device keeps records of the conversations you participate in and the photos or statuses you post. When you and your attorney are working to assemble your personal injury case after an accident, it's easy to forget the trail of virtual "breadcrumbs" your wearables and mobile devices may leave behind -- but the legal teams working for the insurance company will be quick to sniff out any trace of information that could be damaging to your claim.

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Topics: Motor Vehicle Accidents, NJ Personal Injury Case, social media

Caution When Posting to Facebook When Pursuing an Accident Case

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Wed, Dec 23, 2015

  By Francis M. Smith

In today's world, the internet has worked its way thoroughly into almost every aspect of our lives – including our social lives. People use social media to keep up with important events in the lives of friends and family, to share their daily thoughts and feelings, and to seek support in times of hardship. In the aftermath of an accident resulting in a serious injury, many people instinctively reach for their smart phone to update their Facebook or Twitter accounts, either to reassure loved ones or to connect with friends while their injuries prevent them from socializing. Unfortunately, following this impulse can be dangerous if you're seeking compensation for your injuries through a personal injury claim or lawsuit.

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Topics: Injuries, Personal Injury, injury case, social media

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