You’d be surprised how little time it takes to dig up the dirt when you’re looking for someone online.

Wondering how your friend’s job interview went? See their latest tweets. Want to know if your sister-in-law’s labor started yet? You’re likely to find out faster on Facebook than waiting for a call from your brother.

Curious if you can find any information on the person who just caused your Maryland car accident? A simple Google search can tell you if they’re on Facebook or other social media sites and alert you to any blogs they might use.

While not all of their information is likely to be public, you might be surprised at just how much information you can glean from this initial search. You may even be able to see their latest posts that could provide helpful information regarding your Maryland personal injury case.

If so, you should alert your Maryland accident attorney to the fact that you might want to subpoena the other person’s Facebook account to use as evidence in the case.

You may also suggest using your own Facebook or other social media accounts if you think what you wrote could benefit your personal injury case.

For example, if the other side is questioning the legitimacy of your injury, your attorney will want any and all information that can prove your position. This could include a text you wrote to your spouse about your aches immediately following the crash. Similarly, if you posted something on Facebook about being hit and feeling crummy, that information may be helpful to your attorney.

While Facebook posts can potentially hurt your case, they can also aid it, depending on what you wrote.

If you’ve been hurt in a serious Maryland car accident, it’s a good idea to discuss your case with an experienced attorney. For a free consultation call Nickelsporn & Lundin at 800-875-9700.

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