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SOME OF OUR RESULTS: Failure to Pay Disability Insurance - $2,000,000.00 * Failure of University to Properly Advise Student Athlete - $200,000.00 * 18 Wheeler Wreck $2,000,000.00 * Slip and Fall at Restaurant - $15,000,000.00 * Delay and Punitive Damages for Construction Contractor - $15,199,000.00 * Accident Causing Inner Ear and Back Injury $1,355,000.00 * Industrial Fall $1,100,000.00 * Rear End Collision - $1,490,000.00 * SUV Rollover - $3,400,000.00 * Industrial Crane Accident - $1,250,000.00 * Drunk Driver Car Collision - $2,100,000.00 * Two Car Accident - $1,400,000.00 * Struck by Car - $565,000.00 * Trip and Fall - $85,000.00 * Failure to Supervise Blood Donation $75,000.00 * Failure to Pay Disability Insurance Policy - $450,000.00 * Providing Wrong (Dangerous) Fuel to Customer - $1,100,000.00 * Surgeon Failure to Obtain Informed Consent from Patient - $100,000.00 * Nursing Home Failure to Maintain Oral Hygiene - $67,000.00 * Hospital Failure to Prevent Patient Suicide - $275,000.000 * Failure to Install Hospital Bed Alarms Causing Patient Fall - $219,000.00 * Failure to Pay Disability Insurance - $800,000.00 * Car Wreck Causing Non-Surgical Back Injury - $275,000.00 * Car Accident Causing Muscle and Ligament Injury $160,000.00 * Car Accident Causing Soft Tissue back Injury $100,000.00 * Child on Bike Struck by Car * $25,000.00 (to date)

Beware the Consequences of Social Media

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Beware the Consequences of Social Media.  You have been warned.

Former Ole Miss standout, Laremy Tunsil, was hit square in the face with the consequences of social media posts.  It happened at the worst of times, too.

Just as the 2016 NFL Draft kicked off, a video of Tunsil hitting a bong through a gas mask exploded across the internet.  The video seemingly originated from Tunsil’s own Twitter account.  The video and Tunsil’s Twitter account, @kingtunsil78, were quickly deleted. Later, the account was restored and Tunsil posted an apology. Several other Twitter users managed to grab the video before it was taken down. But the damage was done.

Tunis was expected to be the No. 3 pick in the draft which yields projected four-year contract worth more than $25 million. Tunsil fell to No. 13 due to the social media snafu.  Still a great draft spot but one that only yields about $12 million.

Beware the Consequences of Social Media

Beware the Consequences of Social Media.

Our social media past follows each of us like a tail.  Pictures, videos or comments we make (or other make about us-thanks to tagging) with little thought or concern can one day be of enormous consequence.  Very few of us will qualify for the NFL draft.  But all of us will apply for jobs, enroll in programs or organizations, join social groups or simply live in a quiet neighborhood with other families.  In each situation, someone will check out your social medial profiles–this is a certainty.  The consequences of social media may not be life altering in these situations but can certainly be embarrassing and alienating.

Some of us may run for public office, become a high school principal, coach a YMCA team or file a lawsuit.  Now the consequences of social media become profound.  It can cost you a job, an election or the right to fully recover for your loss.  As Laremy Tunsil just learned, the consequences of social media can be millions of dollars.  Think before you post.

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