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Evidence in Georgia Truck Accident Claims: Electronic Recording Devices


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5/17/2012
Jason R. Schultz
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There are more than 500,000 truck accidents that occur annually in the U.S. With around 5,000 fatalities and hundreds of thousands of victims, someone needs to be held accountable. The right evidence can make all the difference, which is where the EDR comes into play.

Also known as the Event Data Recorder, this device is responsible for keeping track of everything going on in the truck. It is often referred to as the "black box" for tractor-trailers, and it records many things that could help your Georgia truck accident claim. 

Typically, for an Atlanta truck accident attorney, gathering information like the details listed below will be helpful in proving your case:

  • throttle;
  • engine RPM;
  • speed and acceleration rates;
  • engine issues like coolant loss, low oil pressure, or changes in velocity;
  • malfunction details and information;
  • sudden stopping or gear changes;
  • cruise control use;
  • steering angles;
  • brake operation;
  • seat belt use;
  • idle time; and
  • travel speed averages.

Having this type of documented, unquestionable information on your side can make your truck accident claim a lot easier to fight. Thanks to technology, more passenger cars are being equipped with these devices, too. In the event of a truck accident, however, you need to make sure that you have the right evidence and an EDR will always deliver.

Contact a Georgia Truck Accident Attorney

To discuss more tools and evidence that can be used in your truck accident claim, you should contact a truck accident attorney at The Law Offices of Jason R. Schultz P.C. If you have been involved in an accident and need a lawyer, contact us today at 404-474-0804. 


Category: Truck Accidents


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