Our smartphones can pretty much do everything these days. But can it help you strengthen your personal injury case? A smartphone is your in-pocket evidence collector and can definitely help to build your case.
If you are being victimized and are considering filing a personal injury case, a smartphone can help you to collect notes of specific events during which you suffered emotional or otherwise hurtful abuse. Who was present? What was said? Where did it happen? You can note specific dates and exactly what has been said and done.
In the case of medical malpractice, you can keep a diary of your symptoms, the treatments you received, and the information that you’ve given and received from your doctor. Having evidence with dates attached to them will help to strengthen your statements.
If you’ve been in a car accident, you can take photos of your injuries for future reference. You can also take photos of the damage caused to your vehicle. The same goes for medical malpractice if your injuries are external. If you suspect that your loved one is being abused in a nursing home, you can take pictures of their injuries or record their complaints if they will give you permission to do so.
Personal Injury apps
If you want a one-stop solution to collecting evidence for a personal injury claim, you can consider using a personal injury or accident app. There are quite a few free apps available for iOS and Android phones that will help you to collect all the evidence that you need to build your case.
With new apps being developed at lightning speed, smartphones are making it easier and easier to collect and share data. This data can be used to collect evidence that can help your lawyer build your personal injury case. It’s still best to speak directly to a good personal injury lawyer to evaluate your case, yet being armed with concrete evidence will make it easier for your lawyer to evaluate your specific case.
The Qualified New York City Attorneys at Linden Law are available to answer any questions you may have. If you have been injured due to the negligence of someone else, call the experience personal injury lawyers at Linden Law at 212-804-8440 for a free evaluation of your personal injury case.
Driving under the influence has always been a major cause of motor vehicle accidents. In 2014, 9,967 people were killed in drunk driving crashes. However, people are becoming more and more aware of the dangers of drunk driving and with the arrival of personal transport apps like Uber, many people refrain from driving under the influence.
Yet, the latest in driving under the influence is not related to alcohol, but to prescription drugs. Public Health Reports have found that prescription drugs, marijuana, and combinations of drugs have been found in the blood of drivers involved in fatal car accidents. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that nearly a third of all fatal accidents involve a drowsy driver; drugs such as antidepressants and sleeping aids and many other prescription drugs can cause drowsiness. Even over the counter cold medication can be a risk to drivers. Besides drowsiness, medication can impair drivers’ motor skills or depth perception and reaction time, all of which are critical skills needed for safe driving.
If you are involved in a car accident where the driver seems to be cognitively impaired and the blood-alcohol content of the driver is within legal limits, insist on finding out whether the driver may have been under the influence of medication that can cause drowsiness or otherwise impair his or her driving skills.
Make sure that you never get behind the wheel while under the influence of prescription or over-the-counter medication that may cause drowsiness. If at any point you feel that you are unable to drive – don’t. Grab a cab or an Uber and arrive at your destination safely.
If you or your loved one have been the victim of a car accident involving a drunk driver, call the New York City Car Accident Lawyers at Linden Law at 212-804-8440 for a free confidential consultation.
In many areas, technology has surpassed what humans can do. We see more and more self-driving cars on the roads these days. If an accident happens with a human being behind the wheel, it’s easier to determine whether the accident was due to reckless driving, or whatever other reason, and the liability almost always lies with the person who drove the car.
But what about self-driving cars? There was no-one behind the wheel…so who do you sue? Is this now a product liability case? How do you prove negligence? A host of things could have gone awry. The programming could have been faulty, the cameras could have malfunctioned. The software sensors could have been damaged in some way. There will have to be big investigations into what exactly went wrong, and more importantly – who was at fault. Did the owner take proper care of the car according to the manufacturer’s instructions? If not, there may be a case of negligence. The other alternative is that the manufacturer is at fault, in which case the case can escalate into a massive product liability case.
Self-driving cars may be paving the way to a future with fewer road accidents, but as with any electronic device, self-driving cars can also malfunction. The question is: what happens then? At the moment it would seem that accidents between self-driving cars or involving self-driving cars create a free-for-all arena for lawsuits. The paradigm of road accident claims will have to shift completely.
Self-driving car or no, if you’re in a car accident and would like to file a case claiming personal injury expenses such as medical bills, loss of wages and personal suffering, you can contact one of Linden Law’s expert personal injury lawyers for a free consultation at 212-804-8440. Whether it’s an old-fashioned car accident or a futuristic self-driving fiasco, we’ll help evaluate your case.