Social Media Postings Lead to Defense Verdict
On October 29 and 30, 2018, Jonathan Adelman tried a motor vehicle collision case to a defense verdict in Cobb County. Plaintiff was claiming neck injuries and significant TMJ syndrome. Plaintiff’s expert dentist testified that the motor vehicle collision caused the TMJ injury. However, social media posts showed that plaintiff experienced significant dental problems before the collision and was participating in Karaoke within three weeks after the collision, thereby drawing into question the validity of her claims. Prior to trial, plaintiff had demanded $50,000 to settle.