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New Apple Watch 4 Can Be Used As Evidence In Slip And Fall Accidents To Recover Damages

On Behalf of | Sep 21, 2018 | Premises Liability |


It has been a little more than a day since Apple presented its new, health-centric Watch 4, and fans and haters alike are beyond amazed by the device’s revolutionary safety features.

One of the features is detecting when you slip and fall. Yeah, you read that right. If you are one of the lucky users of Apple Watch 4, suing property owners under the legal theory of premises liability can be much easier than without the new device.

Our San Diego slip and fall accident attorney from the Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP, explains that the new Apple Watch uses a new accelerometer and gyroscope to detect when you slip and fall. But here is the most shocking part: it can even tell the difference between a slip and a fall!

Therefore, if you have been injured in a slip and fall accident in San Diego or elsewhere in California, and there are no witnesses in sight or surveillance footage to prove that you actually slipped or fell on someone else’s property on that day at that time, the Apple Watch 4 will be your savior.

Yes, you will have to spend at least $399 on the Watch 4, but the health-centric device could potentially help you recover thousands of dollars in compensation after slip and fall accidents.

The wonders of accelerometers and gyroscopes

Our slip and fall accident lawyer in San Diego explains that the Watch 4 detects not only your downward motion during the slip or fall but also when your arms are flying up in a typically defensive stance during a slip or fall.

It has been previously reported that Uber is developing a ‘Ride Check’ feature, which will turn the Uber app into an automatic crash detector. In order to detect a car accident with Uber, the app will use the smartphone’s GPS, accelerometer, gyroscope, and other sensors in the phone.

Those accelerometers and gyroscopes are truly becoming the new craze in the modern technology.

Apple Watch 3’s ability to detect slip and falls is a headache for property owners

However, the Apple Watch 3’s ability to detect slip and fall accidents is not one of its kind. LifeAlert’s “I’ve fallen and I can’t get up” medical alert system, which is used mostly by the elderly, has been available on the market for more than 25 years.

What LifeAlert’s retro device cannot do, however, is telling the difference between a slip and a fall. According to Apple’s Jeff Williams, cited by the Engadget, this was a programming feat that was not easy to figure out. The new Apple Watch also allows you to set it up to automatically call emergency services and/or your family members if you are immobile after the slip and fall accident for at least a minute.

Our San Diego slip and fall accident attorney explains that the new safety feature in the new Apple Watch 4 will certainly become a headache for all those unscrupulous property owners in California who escape liability for slip and fall accidents simply because the injured victim has insufficient evidence that the accident occurred on that property in the first place.

If you do not have the new Apple Watch 4, and you have suffered injuries in a slip and fall accident, do not worry. Our experienced lawyers at the Hiden, Rott & Oertle , LLP, will still be able to help you recover compensation. Call our offices at at our office or fill out this contact form to get a free consultation.