Chances are, your vehicle has a black box or Event Data Recorder (EDR). While the EDR in your car differs from EDRs in trains and airplanes, it still captures key data about car accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 91.6% of light vehicles had EDRs as of 2011. EDRs in light vehicles are typically attached to your airbag. So when your airbag is deployed, the EDR captures data about your car and the nature of your car accident. In Colorado, EDR data can be used in court. Having an experienced event data recorder lawyer on your side can give you a leg up in court.
Call our experienced data recorder lawyers the Frickey Law Firm today if you’ve been involved in a car accident. Your EDR could contain critical data about your car accident that can provide definitive answers about your car accident. Some of the data than be gathered from the EDR includes:
- Whether or not the airbag deployed
- Speed of your vehicle before, during and after the accident
- How many times your car was hit
- Whether or not you were wearing your seatbelt
In many car accidents, the aforementioned pieces of data must be gleaned based on circumstantial evidence. The EDR data can provide definitive proof that can help you receive the proper compensation for your accident. The insurance company will try to settle your case before you have had time to consult the EDR data. Our event data recorder lawyers will consult the EDR data as soon as possible to make sure the insurance company can’t get away with a low-ball settlement. If the EDR data shows that your airbag didn’t deploy or suffer a similar malfunction, you may be entitled to further compensation. You may be eligible for compensation from the manufacturer if your car’s airbag or other safety features failed.
Our event data recorder lawyers know the importance of using hard data in court. The Frickey Law Firm has been fighting for the rights of injured Coloradans since 1957. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.