If you have ever found yourself unable to put down your phone because you just had to see the latest refresh of your feed, you may be entitled to serious compensation. 

According to Statista predictions, it has been forecast that by 2025, “there will be 1.44 billion monthly active users of the social media platform.” To give you some perspective, that would account for 31.2 percent of global internet users. 

There are millions of people addicted to social media platforms, like Facebook, Instagram, and others. A majority of those addicted to social media are children and young adults, and it’s no secret that social media can affect your self-perception. This addiction can be dangerous, as it may lead to things like eating disorders, depression, and more.

Not saying that you should sue social media, as there are plenty of positive benefits as well, but depending on your experience with the apps, you may find yourself looking at these options. 

Over the last year or so, social media companies have been navigating through new lawsuits that attempt to hold them accountable for allegedly designing the algorithms of the platforms with the intention to lure young people into the app to engage in these potentially harmful behaviors. 

If you or someone you know has sustained physical injuries as a result of Instagram, including an ongoing eating disorder and/or other qualifying conditions, you could be entitled to compensation.

Who Can File A Lawsuit?

According to Sokolove Law, you may be able to file a social media addiction lawsuit if you or your child: 

  • May be addicted to using social media (like Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, or TikTok)
  • Suffered physical or psychological harm as a result of the addiction
  • Were under the age of 25 when the addiction started

There’s a local commercial that many people have been hearing around Western New York, wondering if it’s legit or not. 

The answer is – yes, it is. Whether or not you meet the criteria for compensation is up to jurisdiction, though. You can see more information on that here

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