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Protect Text Messages When Pursuing Compensation


People text everyday for a variety of reasons. It is likely common for individuals to text jokes and funny images with friends and family along with trading professional information with coworkers and clients. Because text messages have become such a ubiquitous part of life, sometimes it is easy to forget that these short bursts of communication can also be used as evidence in personal injury claims and lawsuits.

If you have texts that you believe support your right to compensation, be sure you save these messages properly. Also, discuss your case with a Bucks County personal injury attorney because there may be rules surrounding how texts need to be disclosed and when to share the evidence that you are not aware of.

Saving Digital Evidence

While it is true that digital evidence can be part of a range of legal cases, including civil and criminal cases, the documentation has to be saved and presented properly. Legal professionals who handle civil cases, such as personal injury cases, understand how to use current technology, such as digital evidence, to prove your need for justice and financial damage recovery.

For example, if you want to use text messages to support your claim and the texts have been deleted or modified, it could be possible for the other party involved to question the validity of your documentation. To avoid this, preserve data. Preservation can happen through backing up devices and making the decision to retain old devices when newer phones, tablets, and other devices are purchased.

How to Move Forward If Data Has Been Deleted

In best cases scenarios, important data that can support your need for damage recovery will not be deleted. But if it is, an attorney can assist you in recovering data in a way that will not call the evidence into question. One example of this is restoring files on an iPhone. But of course, when you do a restore, the information since your last backup will likely be erased. Data retrieval needs to be done with care, particularly if you want to use this data as evidence in a legal action.

Whether you have text, videos, or emails you believe proves you were wronged, talk to a Bucks County personal injury attorney about legal paths forward. Not only does technology make daily communication simple and fun, it could be the way for you to receive the compensation award you deserve.

Do you have text messages, emails, or social media content that proves you have a right to damage recovery after a PA car crash or NJ slip and fall incident? Share the details of your case with the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand to discuss next steps. There are many different forms of documentation and having a lot of evidence can result in a full and fair compensation award. Once an attorney is familiar with the documentation you have, they will develop a strategy to move your claim toward a successful outcome. To get started, call 215-968-6602.

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