Today’s technology can be a blessing, particularly when it comes to personal injury victims. Thanks to the powerful computers, cameras and video recorders that most people carry in their pockets, it’s easier than ever to prove fault. It also helps victims improve their independence, even after devastating accidents.
Using Technology to Prove Fault
If you’ve been injured by a negligent driver, your attorney may be able to use technology to prove the other driver was at fault. For example, distracted driving is one of the leading causes of car accidents. Cell phone records can help prove whether a driver was texting or talking on the phone at the time of the accident. Similarly, new commercial trucks and trailers and personal vehicles are being manufactured with “black box” data recorders. They can prove important details such as the rate of speed, braking power, turning speed and more. This is a powerful tool when determining fault.
Technology has also made it possible for surveillance cameras and bystanders to clearly record accidents, too. Not only can you snap photos of the damage to your vehicle and your immediate injuries, but surveillance footage is more frequently available. It’s also significantly clearer than the grainy footage of just a decade ago.
Better Recovery with Technology
In the past, a serious accident may have rendered the victim totally unable to work for the rest of their lives. Amputations, nerve damage, paralysis and other injuries limit a patient’s ability to perform everyday functions, let alone their pre-accident jobs.
Promising new technological developments are now making it possible to regain significantly more function. For example, there are new leg prostheses with sensors, which attach to the remaining nerves and allow patients to sense the ground and objects underfoot. Other companies are developing bionic hands, which use artificial intelligence to help grasp objects automatically.
Granted, this type of technology isn’t yet widely available, and the types that are can be extremely expensive. That’s why it’s so important to work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you recover the maximum amount of damages possible. Getting adequate compensation ensures that you’ll be in a position to use this new technology as soon as it becomes available. In turn, the improved functionality will help you lead a fuller life than you might have otherwise.
Whether you need to prove fault or want to regain independence after an injury, technological developments are making that easier than ever.
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I have years of experience representing injury victims in Ohio in a wide range of personal injury cases. I can assess your case and can help you to determine the options you have for seeking financial compensation. If another person or party is responsible for your injuries, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Do not hesitate to get in touch with me at 877.944.4373 so that I can evaluate your case as soon as possible.