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Social Media Is Key in Litigation Involving Personal Injury

publication | June 11, 2024

Almost 75 percent of Americans use social media and for many it is a regular feature of their daily lives. We rely on social media for many purposes—including business, socializing, shopping, and politics. This vast online community forum presents an array of shared messages, pictures, and video. Social media provides a unique portal into the user’s mental and physical state through time, and that record is generally a contemporaneous one, especially given how many today use their phones to stay engaged. It is no surprise that parties in litigation routinely seek production of social media material and that courts recognize its importance.

Firm attorneys Andrew Reissaus and Aleksandra Rybicki discuss the modern challenges of social media discovery in personal injury litigation.