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medical_exam-300x199If you are filing a personal injury claim, be aware that your medical history may have an impact on the outcome of your claim. Having a prior injury similar to the injury for which you are filing a claim might give the defense an opportunity to try to discredit or reduce your settlement. Speak to a personal injury attorney to discuss your case and to start gathering the medical evidence necessary to prove your accident-related injuries.

Having a Prior Injury Doesn’t Automatically Nullify Your Case

Having a prior injury does not mean you cannot win your claim. You will just need to prove that your injury is related to your accident, or that your accident aggravated a previous injury. Your lawyer can help you accomplish this by gathering medical evidence to support your case and speaking with medical experts.

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Personal injury lawyer signs up a new injured client.
If you suffered serious injuries and sustained a lot of damages in an accident such as a car wreck, winning your personal injury claim can make or break your future. Therefore, it’s of utmost importance to take care when pursuing your claim. Get professional legal advice and follow all legal procedures carefully to avoid wrecking your case.

Below are five ways you can benefit your personal injury case and increase your chances of winning and getting the settlement you need.

#1: Collect Every Shred of Evidence

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Five fitness trackers with different interfaces and colorsIn a recent personal injury case in Calgary, Alberta, Canada the victim’s attorney used Fitbit data to support her claim. Prior to her accident, she was a fitness trainer who exercised on a regular basis. After her accident, her injuries limited her activity to a much lower level; her attorneys say that the victim’s Fitbit data will substantiate this.

Fitbit and other wearable electronics that record movement and exercise data may be admissible in court as evidence to show changes in victims’ activity levels post-injury. This may be of great benefit for victims who have lost the capability to work out, walk or move around in the same capacity as they were once able.

Evolving Rules for Wearables as Evidence

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