Following a car crash, victims often face many challenges from a legal standpoint. Those who take action against a reckless driver often depend on support from eyewitnesses to strengthen their case and hold negligent drivers accountable. In recent months, many people are relying on Zoom. Clients often use Zoom to meet with their attorneys to discuss their case, as well as to consult with regarding possible legal representation following an accident.  Zoom can be very helpful in connecting clients with lawyers, without having to travel and be worried about proper social distancing, protection, etc.

However, there are various issues to take into consideration regarding the use of this technology during a deposition.

Security settings

It is imperative for those who work through a deposition through Zoom to understand the security settings this software provides. For example, it is important to protect a meeting or deposition with the use of a password and a random meeting ID. This helps ensure that invited participants are the only ones who will have access to the deposition. If our law firm is the one hosting the meeting, we can make the settings require that we alone can admit attendees to the meeting (from the waiting area). Also, turning off private chat, locking the meeting and removing participants (when necessary) are other useful features that help safeguard the security of a deposition through Zoom.

The benefits of Zoom

Auto accidents are tough, especially when it comes to legal matters after a crash. Fortunately, Zoom makes life easier for victims and eyewitnesses who wish to support the victim by providing a critical communication option available from a distance. For those who cannot leave their homes or attend a meeting or deposition in person, this software is a lifeline.

If a motor vehicle accident recently turned your life upside down, it is crucial to explore strategies to move forward in securing representation, and if in a case already, to strengthen it.  Zoom is a terrific tool for that purpose. Please browse through our website for more on holding negligent parties responsible.

By Maho | Prentice, LLP Attorneys at Law on April 27, 2020