Trialtechview.com blogged about social networking sites and child custody cases. This advice also applies to personal injury law. I’ve found a lot of information about at-fault drivers on their Myspace pages. People like to talk. Young people especially seem to think that they are talking only to their friends. So, you’ll find a lot of information that is usually only shared in the confines of a locker room or in their high school hallways.
In short, don’t just have an investigator get statements from witnesses of a collision. Check out google’s blog search, myspace and facebook for other information. Also, set up a google alert for any key names or unique information. You’ll be surprised what you find. I was!
I don’t want to share too many of my tricks of the trade on this blog. Give me a call or send an email and I’ll be happy to give some more advice.