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Why Facebooking about your Personal Injury Case is a Big “No-No”

Social media, in general, is not good for your personal injury case. You may think that sharing details about your case – even in a private message – will make you feel better or that your friends will give you good advice, but it can actually damage the credibility of your case. Facebook is the first place that your insurance company or defendant’s lawyer will check in order to find information to use against you. Your social media accounts may be private, but there is always a way to access them, especially when a judge orders you to give the defendant’s lawyer your passwords because they believe there is something they could use against your case. Some of the aspects of social media that can be used in opposition to you include videos or photos that you are tagged in or have posted, statuses, and private messages. Defendant lawyers are looking for anything that could potentially prove that you hurt yourself at a different location or negligent person. Just be cautious when posting during a personal injury case and remember that even if you delete a post, it is there forever. The defendant lawyers and insurance companies are there to make your claim go away so they will do anything it takes, which includes reinterpreting your posts’ meaning in order to hurt your claim. The best-case scenario is to not post at all, but if you must post, try to follow these terms to avoid common social media mistakes: Let everyone know not to post anything about you, which includes tagging and messaging. Do not tell them this through...

Common Medical Malpractice Questions

The laws and procedures surrounding Medical Malpractice can seem daunting if you aren’t familiar with the specifics. We’ve compiled some of the most common questions asked regarding Medical Malpractice to help you better understand what is it and what it involves. Q: What is the statute of limitations on Medical Malpractice cases? A: In general, the statute of limitations for Medical Malpractice cases is two years. However, that can sometimes be open for interpretation. You have two years to file from the time the incident occurred, or from when a family member, loved one, or guardian should have realized the issue. The later part of that statement is what is open-ended. A reasonable argument needs to be made to justify any delays in realization of a potential health issue. Q: What qualifies as Medical Malpractice? A: Medical Malpractice can be broadly defined as any time in which an injury results from a medical professional failing to adhere to the medical community standards of care. Wrongful death, medication errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, surgical errors, and negligence are some examples of Medical Malpractice. If you still have questions about whether what you or a loved one are experiencing qualifies as malpractice, please contact us. Q: What is the difference between Malpractice and Negligence? A: There are several types of Negligence; Malpractice is a type of negligence that involves a licensed professional. As such, Medical Malpractice is the negligence of a licensed medical professional- including doctors, nurses, and technicians- that is caused by carelessness. If a medical malpractice injury is found to be due to intentional harm, it can become classified as...