Aggressive Defamation Lawyers Protecting Your Reputation
The legal definition of defamation means that untrue written or spoken words were used against a person, business or entity that caused harm to the victim’s reputation and/or earning capability. A good example of defamation could be that someone wrote a scathing review of your business, citing things that did not actually take place as the cause of his or her dissatisfaction, resulting in a drop in paying customers. Another example would be if you lost your job because a colleague spread untrue rumors about you to your boss. Whatever the circumstance, you have legal rights to restore your reputation.
Slander And Libel
People often ask about the differences between defamation, libel and slander. Libel and slander are both types of defamation, with libel being written or published and slander being spoken or broadcast. Both fall under civil law and both are illegal. One other thing we often remind clients of is that it is not defamation if it’s true. Fortunately, we can’t be sued for simply saying something unkind about one another.
Further Damage In The Digital Age
One disadvantage of readily available and mass-consumed digital content means that words can travel at lightning speeds. We’ve seen time and time again how a rumor or fake news story can spread like wildfire on social media before it can be disputed. At that point, there is the risk that most people won’t see the retraction and will continue believing the falsehood. This is why we recommend taking legal action as soon as possible if someone has defamed your good name.
Restoring Your Reputation
You don’t have to fight dishonesty on your own. We can help you build your case and hold those responsible for unfairly tarnishing your persona accountable in court. If you’ve lost wages or clients or experienced pain and suffering due to the lies of someone else, you deserve to be compensated. Contact Thompson & Thomas, P.A., for the legal help you deserve.