A Picture is Worth 1000 Words

Photo and video sharing on popular social media platforms gives insight into the day-to-day life of a person. If a picture is worth 1000 words, then significant insight into a person’s routine, perspective, and abilities can tell a story about the life of a person before, during, and after an accident. More and more, litigators are permitted to admit photos and videos to make their case in court.

The District Court of Appeals in Florida granted Target the admission of Facebook photos

In 2015, the District Court of Appeals in Florida granted Target the admission of Facebook photos belonging to personal injury plaintiff Maria Nucci, to demonstrate Nucci’s life prior to and following her alleged injury. Nucci’s post-accident photographs suggested that her injury claims were suspect, and her quality of life was not diminished as she had previously testified. These photographs were evidence of Nucci’s fraudulent claims and resulted in her unsuccessful appeal, saving Target large sums of money.

Photographic evidence tells a story ahead of time, alongside, and after an injury, accident, or case. Don’t wait to capture critical pieces of evidence on photo-centric platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest. At SMI Aware, our team of highly trained Certified Social Media Intelligence Experts (CSMIE) ethically collect, preserve, and analyze open source intelligence (OSINT) for use in personal injury defense cases like Nucci v. Target.

Start your investigation with a company you can trust. Contact SMI Aware to collect and preserve valuable data.

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