When it comes to a personal injury claim, long-term results of the accident are typically an essential part of the claim. Many times, plaintiffs seek damages for their injury taking a negative toll on their everyday activities. With fitness trackers being so popular these days, regular use of a fitness tracker prior to and after the accident can actually benefit your case, or in some instances hurt it.
A plaintiff’s regular use of a fitness tracker can help give an accurate representation of what your activity level was prior to the accident. When information from the tracker aligns with the claim being made after the fact, it may be used to support testimony regarding activity levels prior to the accident.
However, the data can be a two edged sword and be useful to the defense if the information on one’s tracker shows that activity levels have not seen any significant change. If the data doesn’t align with the claims being made, it can be damaging to a personal injury case.
It is important to keep in mind that information from fitness trackers is not 100% accurate and though it can be used to help or hurt a case, other evidence will need to be presented as well. Talk to a lawyer if you have been injured and need legal help.