According to a 2021 Pew Research Center poll about social media use, 69% of American adults (age 18 to 65+) have a Facebook profile, 40% have an Instagram account, and 23% have a Twitter account. With social media becoming an ever-larger part of our lives, people tend to share a lot of their personal lives across multiple platforms. But if you sustain a personal injury, it’s important to remember that anything you post on social media could potentially hurt your case.
“We advise clients to be cautious about any social media while their case is going on,” said Mike Wyatt, a personal injury attorney and partner at Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys. “Don’t post pictures or details about your case. All that can be looked at.”
According to Wyatt, even a picture of your family on vacation can be printed, given to the judge, and made out to be something more than it is.
Even with privacy settings that indicate only your friends can see what you post, you can never be too careful. While your case is active, avoiding social media altogether is your best option.
Contact a Personal Injury Attorney Immediately
If you’ve recently suffered a personal injury, contact Mann Wyatt Tanksley Injury Attorneys to set up a free consultation today. With more than 60 years of combined litigation experience, we have helped clients receive the compensation they deserve for:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitative care
- Lost wages from time take off work
- Future lost income for disabling injuries
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma