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Data From Wearable Devices Could Help You Win Your Vehicle Crash Case

If you were hurt in an automobile accident, you must not only prove that the negligence of the other driver caused your injuries, you must also establish how you were injured, the extent of your injuries, and how your injuries have affected your life. If you have experienced episodes of pain due to a traumatic brain injury (TBI), back injury, or internal organ damage, it’s likely this pain has limited your day-to-day activities. If you use a wearable device like Fitbit, you may be able to use its data to show how your activity level has decreased.

How a Wearable Device Can Prove Your Damages

Fitbit and other wearable technology can provide a wide range of data that could help show that you are no longer able to work or perform your normal activities. Some of the data that may help your case include:

  • Your activity level throughout the day
  • Sleep habits
  • Distance you travelled
  • Weight loss or gain
  • Heart rate and blood pressure
  • Diet
  • Your exercise activity
  • Your mood


Accident victims use medical records and testimony from doctors and other medical professionals to show the serious nature and detrimental effects of injuries. While this evidence is still needed to prove your case, wearable technology data could help confirm the following:

  • How your activity level decreased
  • How your injury affected your sleep
  • Changes in your blood pressure
  • Physical effects of the stress caused by your injury
  • Changes in your mood


The data from wearable devices can be even more compelling if you were wearing a device before your injury. Your attorney could use data from before the accident and compare it to data following the accident. The comparison could show the dramatic changes in your lifestyle and abilities. Of course, the negligent party could also obtain this information and use it against you if the data shows little or no change in your activity level.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by a negligent driver and have used or currently wear a device like Fitbit, call me at 888.716.8021. Discuss your case with an experienced car accident attorney who may be able to use the Fitbit information to obtain a better settlement for you. Fill out my online form to schedule a free consultation.