Social media is everywhere nowadays, beckoning users to overshare every detail of their lives, from what they ate for dinner to vacation photos and their innermost thoughts. While this can be a fun way to stay in touch with family members, friends, or even acquaintances, it can also be detrimental if you are in the midst of a personal injury case. The details you share during this time can come back to haunt you and derail your chances of obtaining the compensation you deserve to help you recover and move forward.
Here are some reasons why you should consider unplugging from social media until your personal injury case reaches a resolution:
1.Photos posted can be used against you: We have all heard the old adage that a picture is worth a thousand words and, in this case, that is very true. A simple picture of you smiling and appearing to enjoy life might make it seem as though your injuries are not that severe or ruining your quality of life.
2.Privacy settings do not necessarily keep things private: Privacy settings often put our minds at ease, but they really only make it more difficult for others to access content. Additionally, just because you have strict privacy settings set up does not mean investigators or authorities cannot get the information they need released to them.
3.What not to post: A good rule of thumb is to simply stay off social media while you are in the middle of a personal injury case, but if you absolutely cannot do this, here are some suggestions on what not to post:
- Posts about your travels
- Fitness updates
- Location check-ins
- Comments that suggest or admit fault
- Comments that bash the at-fault party
Before posting anything, ask yourself if you would want a judge to see it. If you are not sure or if the answer is no, do not post it!
Personal Injury Attorneys in Wichita, Kansas
If you were recently injured to the negligent and careless actions of another party, you need skilled and experienced representation on your side to fight for the compensation you deserve. At Hutton & Hutton, our Wichita personal injury attorneys are committed to holding people and companies accountable for their negligent actions. Do not hesitate to reach out to us today!
Call our office at (316) 688-1166 for a free consultation.