Wear A Fitness Tracker To Help You In Case You File A Personal Injury Case

12 September 2017
 Categories: Law, Blog


If you have a personal injury, such as a slip and fall in a store or a car accident that is not your fault, you can be awarded money to cover your medical costs, money you miss from not being able to work, as well as money for any pain and suffering. There may be times you will have to fight the other party or establishment when you file a personal injury case. If so, there are many things you can do to help your case. One thing that can help is if you regularly wear a fitness tracker before the injury happened. Below is more information about how this is beneficial so you can decide if you want to purchase one for yourself.

Show You Are Less Active

A fitness tracker tracks the number of steps you take per day. If you wear the tracker to bed, it starts tracking your steps from the minute you step out of your bed throughout the day and night. With most fitness trackers, you can upload this information to a spreadsheet on your computer. This spreadsheet will be dated on the day it was uploaded. The fitness tracker will also date each day so it is easy to show proof that you wear the fitness tracker on the days you say you do.

If someone looks at the tracker and notices the number of steps you take each day has drastically reduced this shows your attorney, as well as the other attorney, that you are injured and not able to be as active.

The judge can access the data from your tracker and use a program to read the data. This allows the judge to evaluate your pain and suffering to help them determine the amount of award money you should receive. The judge will also likely contact a doctor to look at the data to help them with their decision.

Contact a Personal Injury Attorney

Contact a personal injury attorney, someone from a place like Walsh Fewkes Sterba, immediately. They can tell you more information about how a fitness tracker can help you win your case. There are also other things that can help, such as a doctor providing you with documentation to show the judge that you saw the doctor and the injuries you received.

The personal injury attorney will work with the person or establishment that is at fault and try to keep the case out of court to help save you a lot of money. In some cases, the person or establishment at fault will pay you a good amount to prevent the case from going to court.

Your attorney will help you decide if the amount they offer is large enough, or if it would be beneficial for the attorney to take your case to court.

Talk with a few personal injury attorneys in your area to find one that you feel comfortable with.