How can Vehicle Technology Help your Car Accident Case?
Vehicle technology has come a long way in the past decade, and certain technological features can help your car accident case. Even if it is clear to you that the accident was not your fault, the other party might not admit to causing it. The at-fault driver’s insurance company might also try to deny liability for the accident by claiming you somehow contributed to the car accident. That’s when technology can be very helpful to your car accident case.
Vehicle Technology Records Accident Data
All motor vehicles manufactured after September 1, 2014 contain a Event Data Recorder (EDR). These devices, known as “black boxes,” record information before and after an accident occurs. Black boxes vary in the information they record, but most are able to record the vehicle’s speed and braking patterns before and after the crash. Some also record the weight of the person in the driver’s seat, changes in the vehicle’s velocity and velocity information. EDRs store this crash data permanently if the airbags deploy.
EDR technology can be extremely helpful if there is a discrepancy between the parties about how the accident occurred. Accident recinstructionists can use the data to recreate the accident accurately. This can help them determine the cause of the crash and shed light on who was at fault.
Your car accident attorney can help you use your vehicle’s technology to help you prove the accident was the result of another driver’s negligence. If the at-fault driver’s insurance company tries to challenge liability, or tries to settle for an unfair amount, you don’t have to accept it. Speak with an experienced California personal injury attorney about your car accident case.
“Vehicle technology has not only increased the safety of vehicles on the road, but it also provides a way to help determine liability in an accident. It’s just one of many ways we can help our clients get the compensation they deserve,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.
Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in an auto accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.
DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.