What the “Black Box” Means for Your Claim
Large commercial shipping vehicles have electronic on-board recorders (EOBRs), which are sometimes referred to as the “black box” of a truck. It is used to record the amount of time a vehicle is being used or driven and often contains valuable information about the events that occur before, during, and after collisions. In many cases, the hours, mileage, and other information recorded by EOBRs are different from the hand-written logs drivers submit to their supervisors, which can be crucial in determining who caused your accident and what factors may have contributed to the damages you experience.
Information gathered by EOBRs may include a truck’s average speed, highest recorded speed, hours of service, and other indicators that a driver may have behaved recklessly.
Without hiring a truck accident lawyer, it is nearly impossible to access, understand, and verify the validity of the information contained in a truck’s EOBR and related written records. Truck accident companies are often highly motivated to cover up such evidence, and you must speak with a legal representative as soon as possible after your accident. Having an attorney on your side can help you make sure you have all the information necessary to make a strong personal injury claim, and waiting too long to seek legal counsel can be detrimental to your case.
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At Hutton & Hutton Law Firm, LLC, we protect the best interests of our clients at every turn. We understand the challenges and complexities presented by truck accidents, and we will make every effort to conduct a thorough, productive investigation of your incident, which may include reviewing information contained in electronic on-board recording devices. If you have been involved in a truck accident, connect with a member of our team as soon as possible so that we can begin investigating your case as soon as possible.