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Kansas Trucking Accidents – The “Black Box” Event Data Recorder

Trucking accident cases can be much more difficult to resolve than your ordinary auto accident. With trucking accidents, the truck driver involved is typically working in the course of his or her employment at the time an accident occurs. Therefore, if you have been injured because of a truck driver’s negligent conduct, you will likely be dealing with not only the truck driver, but also the truck driver’s employer. Further, trucking accident cases can be difficult because there are so many different variables to take into consideration. Because such cases can be complicated, it is imperative that you speak with a Kansas trucking accident attorney right away, as an attorney can quickly seek to recover all of the key evidence and other information that is important for your potential trucking accident claim.

What is the “Black Box” Event Data Recorder?  

Many people have heard the term “black box” and the relation of black box recorders to aircraft. Along with aircraft, most commercial semi-trucks or tractor trailers have what’s called an Event Data Recorder (EDR) present on the truck to gather and track key information that may be extremely helpful when determining the cause of any given trucking accident. This device is able to gather data that can help your attorney determine what happened before, during, and after the trucking accident that caused your injuries. For example, if certain trucking equipment was not working properly at the time of an accident, the black box device may be able to shed light on what caused the malfunction.

The black box device may also provide information on the truck driver’s driving patterns, as to a change in speed, when the truck driver used his or her brakes, and even how long the truck driver had been driving. The amount of information available from a small device can be immensely helpful in resolving your potential trucking accident claim. For example, if you suspect the truck driver may have fallen asleep prior to colliding with you, the truck’s black box recorder may reveal that the truck driver failed to use his or her brakes prior to the collision, and these two pieces of information can help to prove that the truck driver negligently caused the accident.

Because information extracted from the black box recorder is so crucial, it is imperative that you act quickly to consult with a Kansas trucking accident attorney. There is always the risk that evidence may be lost or destroyed following a trucking accident. Therefore, your attorney may not be able to recover the black box recorder, and use information gathered from the recorder to support your trucking accident claim. As such, the sooner you are able to speak with a Kansas trucking accident attorney, the sooner you will be able to seek resolution of your trucking accident case. 

Contact Kansas Trucking Accident Attorney Michael R. Lawless Today for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has been involved in a trucking accident, it is essential that you consult with a Kansas trucking accident attorney right away, as you may be entitled to compensation. Trucking accidents can have devastating consequences, leaving you permanently injured, and changing your life forever. You may no longer be able to work due to the injuries you suffered from a trucking accident. Kansas trucking accident attorney Michael R. Lawless has spent more than 27 years helping injured victims receive the compensation they deserve from suffering life-altering injuries. To speak with Michael Lawless regarding your potential trucking accident claim, contact Michael R. Lawless, PA today by calling (913) 681-5566, or you may call us toll-free at (800) 734-3771. You may also contact us online and we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.