With the availability of newly-developed personal, customized digital tracking devices, people have the opportunity to track their activities throughout the day. Among others, items such as the “FitBit” give users the ability to track their physical activity during all of their daily routines, such as walking to work, their exercise regimen, the food they eat, and even the amount of sleep they get, all in an effort to create a balanced and healthy lifestyle.
However, the advent of such products may have further implications when it comes to specifically identifying exactly how certain injuries have impacted their lives, and how they have suffered as a result. More specifically, the ability of attorneys to be able to quantify exactly how their client’s life has been detrimentally affected because of an injury caused by another’s negligence could be an extremely valuable tool.
In fact, a Canadian law firm is doing just that. The firm has a client who, prior to an accident, was a personal trainer and lived an extremely active lifestyle. Now her attorneys intend to show, that as a result of her injuries, she has suffered a significant loss of enjoyment in her life, and that her daily activities have been substantially impeded.
This technology could open the door for attorneys everywhere, who often find the task of proving exactly how a client’s life has been altered to be a difficult one. On the flip side of that coin, juries may now have more reliable information to rely on when assessing non-economic damages, and that could mean that persuasive arguments and sympathetic jurors will not carry as much weight as they have in the past in terms of advocating for larger awards.
What is clear, is that as technology continues to evolve and advance, it will have a far-reaching impact on many areas of the law, including matters involving personal injury.
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