In a 2019 poll about social media use, the Pew Research Center found that 69% of American adults (age 18 to 65+) have a Facebook profile, 37% have an Instagram account, and 22% have a Twitter account. Clearly, social media plays a big role in our lives. However, if you’ve had a personal injury accident in Kansas City, you should do your best to avoid social media.
“We advise clients to be cautious about any social media while their case is going on,” said Mitch Rice, a personal injury attorney at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley Injury Attorneys. “Don’t post pictures or details about your case. All that can be looked at.”
Even with your privacy settings maxed out, a simple picture of your family on vacation can be printed, given to the judge during your hearing, and have its significance distorted to something negative.
“We just don’t want to allow any chance of things you post on social media being used against you,” Rice said. “It’s better to stay off social media completely.”
Contact a Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney Immediately
Personal injuries can occur as a result of incidents such as car accidents, accidents involving large trucks, or work injuries. If you’ve sustained a personal injury in the Kansas City area, call the attorneys at Mann, Wyatt & Tanksley today. With more than 75 years of combined litigation experience, they will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.