Car and phone data recorders have information now commonly used in legal claims. Almost all of the new cars being made and driven today have some type of event data recorder. In addition, those who elect to pay for an option to track and report on vehicle conditions, either directly tied to that specific vehicle, or even through cell phone applications, have information collected and stored that may impact a personal injury claim.
Car Data Recorders from 1970 to Today
The first basic event data recorder began use in the mid-1970’s, when airbags started to be equipped in vehicles. By 2005, more than half of all new models by various manufacturers were using basic event data recorders with airbags. By 2012, The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) ruled that event data recorders (EDRs) in cars, and by 2014 all light passenger vehicles, needed to be standardized.
Car and Phone Data Recorders Store Valuable Information
The NHTSA believes that EDRs are not only important in helping determine causes of accidents, but they also have research data indicating that the presence of EDRs in vehicles has modified driver behavior, as shown by a 30% reduction in accidents in commercial vehicles equipped with an EDR. Vehicle data recorders along with cell phone records now can show time, speed, location, road conditions, braking force, travel route, erratic driving patterns, texting, phone calls made/received, time of call, and so much more – all of which can be used for your case, or against your claim.
Atlanta Attorney for Car and Phone Data Recorder Evidence
Car event recorders and cell phone data may help make or break your accident personal injury case. Call Atlanta car accident attorney Joel Baskin for free consultation to learn your legal options. With the use of technology, the legal landscape has changed forever – get the legal direction and guidance you need when car and phone data recorders will play a part in your claim.