Buffalo Personal Injury Attorneys Caution Against Social Media Blunders

Lewis & Lewis warns against the dangers of inappropriately using social media to talk about a legal case.

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"A settlement can be revoked immediately, even after it has been awarded, if the receiving party does not hold up their end of the bargain."

Buffalo, NY (PRWEB) April 07, 2014

Lewis & Lewis, P.C., western New York's largest combined personal injury and workers' compensation attorney firm, is asking anyone involved in a personal injury case to think twice about their social media posts.

Many personal injury cases contain confidentiality clauses in their settlements. CNN reported on March 4, 2014 that the former head of Gulliver Preparatory School in Florida, Patrick Snay, lost his settlement in an age discrimination case due to his daughter's Facebook post about the settlement. Though the post violated the confidentiality agreement stated in this opinion filed on February 26, 2014 by the Third District Court of Appeal in Florida (Case No. 3D13-1952), the conversation Snay had with his daughter also violated the agreement.

“The outcomes of these types of cases are meant to be confidential," said Emily Downing, attorney at Lewis & Lewis. "A settlement can be revoked immediately, even after it has been awarded, if the receiving party does not hold up their end of the bargain."

Downing also said that though it may seem harmless to discuss the details of the case with family and friends, it is imperative to keep confidential all details of a case unless otherwise instructed.

For more information about personal injury law, visit http://www.lewislaw.com.

Lewis & Lewis, P.C. is western New York's largest combined workers' compensation and personal injury law firm. For over seven decades, Lewis & Lewis, P.C. has been helping injured workers and individuals seek compensation for their injuries with a 90% success rate.

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