Delano, CA asked in Car Accidents, Personal Injury and Internet Law for California

Q: My aunt was hit by a car and someone posted a video of of her on Snapchat without her consent. Is this illegal in CA?

She was passed out on the ground with life threatening injuries. Can this person be sued for posting this video? Or what legal action can be taken?

3 Lawyer Answers
Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: more info needed

was it posted with a comment like looking for ID of driver etc

were pix gruesome?

if aunt was injured ask he accident lawyer who will have all the facts and might consider another charge from the same incident

Theodore Allan Greene
Theodore Allan Greene
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Sacramento, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: If the car that hit her was at fault you should talk to a personal injury lawyer right away. do you know who posted the video and why they did it. Sit down with an attorney and discuss all of the above..

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: I agree with the others. Look for a member of CAOC in the county where the incident happened. They give free consultations. The question is should snapchat have accepted it. First deal with the injuries, then deal with the video. Try to capture it /the images before any takedown.

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