Social media has become an all-too-pervasive part of our culture. Many people forget that everything posted to the internet is considered public information, regardless of the privacy settings you use on your social media pages. Even if you delete a post or picture, it can still be recovered from archives or could already have been saved on someone else’s computer. This is especially important to remember if you’re in the middle of a personal injury claim. The way you interact with people or present yourself on social media can affect the outcome of your case—and often not in a good way. It’s better to stay away from social media until your claim has officially concluded. Even comments that come across as being too positive in the days following the accident could be used against you as evidence that the accident did not affect you in the way you claim.