Past Twitter Account Activity Can Provide Evidence in a Civil or Criminal Case

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A compelling recent example how social media accounts can be mined for evidence in legal proceedings comes from Pleasanton. The case is a criminal matter in which a charge of vehicular manslaughter was upgraded to a homicide charge after police investigators uncovered tweets from the defendant bragging about his love of reckless driving.

Defendant Cody Hall was originally arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter and reckless driving after the car he was driving struck and killed a woman bicyclist. He was released on bail but is now being held without bail after the police upgraded the charge to second-degree murder.

The San Francisco Chronicle cited local police authorities in its August 14 article on the upgraded criminal charges, stating: “An analysis of Hall’s driving record and pattern – along with Twitter posts in which he talked about how fast he liked to drive – factored into upgrading the case to murder.”

Mr. Hall’s Twitter account included posts such as, “Drive fast live young” and, “Someone come on a death ride with me !!!”

Bay Area police intend to use the Twitter posts and other evidence of his past driving patterns to prove second-degree murder, which requires the prosecution to prove that the driver “engaged in an intentional, unlawful act done with conscious disregard for the risk to human life.”

Posts on Twitter, Facebook, blogs and other social media accounts can be used in civil cases, too, including personal injury lawsuits. As experienced personal injury litigators, the attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg include investigation into relevant social media accounts in every case we handle. We know how to find relevant posts, including both incriminating and exculpatory statements, and we have faced and overcome the evidentiary challenges of introducing such social media statements as valid evidence.

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Review of pertinent social media accounts is only one step in our thorough investigations on behalf of our personal injury clients. If you are looking for a San Francisco Bay Area personal injury lawyer, contact us for a free initial consultation. Call our office toll free at 1-866-288-6010 or send us an e-mail to set up an appointment.

Bicyclist Killed When Struck by VTA Light-Rail on Sunol Street & Auzerais Ave, San Jose, on 6/8/13

On Saturday, June 8, 2013 around 5:50 p.m., a male bicyclist was attempting to cross the VTA rail tracks near Sunol Street and Auzerais Avenue in San Jose, when he was struck by a Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority light-rail train.

The bicyclist was killed in the collision.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding an auto accident or wrongful death claim, or motorcycle, bus, bicycle, pedestrian accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Motorcyclist Killed in Collision with Minivan at I-680/I-780 intersection, Benicia, on 6/6/13

On Thursday, June 6, 2013 around 3:45 p.m., a male motorcyclist riding at the intersection of Interstate 680 and Interstate 780 in Benicia, CA, was involved a collision with a Honda minivan.

The motorcyclist sustained serious injuries, and died after transport to the hospital.

The personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in motorcycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, bicycle, pedestrian, auto, truck and bus accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding an auto accident or wrongful death claim, or motorcycle, bus, bicycle, pedestrian accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Car Collision Results in Man’s Death at North Calif Blvd and Trinity Avenue in Walnut Creek on 5/24/13

On Friday, May 24, 2013 around 4:30 p.m., a man driving a Toyota Prius was killed in a vehicle collision with a Dodge Durango at the intersection of North California Boulevard and Trinity Avenue in Walnut Creek.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in vehicle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as motorcycle, bicycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding an auto accident or wrongful death claim, or motorcycle, bus, bicycle, pedestrian accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Bicyclist in Fatal Collision with Garbage Truck at 16th St & South Van Ness, San Francisco, on 5/23/13

On Thursday, May 23, 2013 around 6:50 a.m., a male bicyclist riding on South Van Ness Avenue at 16th Street collided with a garbage truck. The bicyclist suffered fatal injuries and died at the scene.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident or wrongful death claim, or auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Pedestrian killed when hit by car on White Road at Madeline, San Jose, on 5/20/13

On the evening of Monday, May 20, 2013 around 9:35 p.m., a male pedestrian was struck by a car while attempting to cross the street near White Road and Madeline Drive in San Jose. He sustained severe injuries and died at the scene.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a pedestrian accident or wrongful death claim, or auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Teenage bicyclist killed when hit by truck on East Capitol Expressway at Silver Creek Road, San Jose, on 5/20/13

On the morning of Monday, May 20, 2013 around 7:40 a.m., a 15-year old teenage boy, riding a bicycle, was struck by a pick-up truck near Silver Creek Road and East Capitol Expressway. He was taken to the hospital but did not survive.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in bicycle accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as automobile, motorcycle, pedestrian, truck and bus accident cases, and wrongful death cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding a bicycle accident or wrongful death claim, or auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Pedestrian Killed by SamTrans bus at Mission & Valencia, San Francisco, on 4/23/13

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at about 6:40 p.m., a 50-year old male pedestrian attempting to cross the intersection of Mission Street and Valencia Street in San Francisco when he was struck by a SamTrans bus. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries and died.

Police are investigating.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as auto, motorcycle and bicycle accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding an auto accident, bus accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Pedestrian Dies – Struck by Car at Monterey Highway and Senter Road, San Jose, on 4/18/13

On Thursday, April 18, 2013 at about 7:00 p.m., a male pedestrian attempting to cross the intersection of Monterey Highway and Senter Road in San Jose, was struck by an automobile. The pedestrian sustained severe injuries and died.

Police are investigating.

The personal injury attorneys at the Weber & Nierenberg law firm are well-experienced in pedestrian accidents and wrongful death claims, as well as auto, motorcycle and bicycle accident cases, and will work hard and competently to obtain complete compensation for your injuries and losses.

If you or someone you know needs to know their rights regarding an auto accident, motorcycle accident or other type of personal injury, call the attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm. Personal injury attorneys at Weber & Nierenberg will work hard to make sure your rights are vindicated. For a free consultation or to make an appointment, call 1-866-288-6010.

Pleasant Valley California Car Crash

A recent fatal two vehicle collision on Pleasant Valley Road in CaliforniaHospital Hallway took place which left a 21 year old woman and another person killed. The crash was head on and both vehicles burst in flames after the collision on a rural road between Oxnard and Camarillo. Authorities said there were no passengers. California Highway Patrol Officer Ron Erickson said the cars that collided were headed in opposite directions. Rural two-lane roads such as these on the agricultural Oxnard Plain have seen numerous fatal accidents over the years..

In California uninsured motorist claims cover a victim’s personal injury claim up to the limits of your policy if the at-fault driver in an car accident was either an uninsured or underinsured motorist, or if the victim was injured in a hit and run accident with uninsured or under-insured insurance coverage. Personal injuries can include serious and catastrophic losses which includes brain and spinal cord injury, broken bones, paralysis, scarring and disfigurement, as well as amputation or loss of limb. An experienced personal injury attorney can help someone injured in accidents that cause these types of losses.

The attorneys at the Weber and Nierenberg law firm have spent their careers dedicated to availing the rights of those affected by wrongful death, accident and personal injury matters. If you or someone you know would like to gain an understanding of your rights, call for a free consultation at 1-866-288-6010.

 
 
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