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“Black Boxes” In Commercial Trucks.

December 5, 2019
Semi-Truck

Most people assume black boxes are devices in planes that collect information about the flight, and what’s happening. However, this technology isn’t exclusive to the aviation industry. Commercial trucks also have a similar device that records data such as how fast the driver was going, when they start to break, and so on. These devices are known as electronic control modules or ECMs. While not every truck has one installed, they are become more and more common and could help your case if you were in an accident with an 18-wheeler. That being said, it’s imperative to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. After an accident with these big trucks. The owner or driver of these trucks might destroy the data from these devices and that could make building your case more difficult.

What Info Do ECM’s Collect?

Getting ahold of this device can make proving negligence much easier for you and your attorney. These devices often collect things like total drive time, speed of the driver, seat belt usage, and more. All of this information and more can be used to build your case. However, while this information can be useful, the owner of these devices can easily wipe all the information. If the driver acted negligently, they’re probably rushing to destroy this information. That’s why time is the most important factor when building your case. The faster you get an attorney, the more likely you are able to get this information.

Injured in a San Antonio Trucking Accident? Contact The Law Giant

If you’ve been injured in a trucking accident in San Antonio, reach out to Begum Law Group right away. We are well-versed in trucking accident insurance claims and can make sure you are being treated fairly by the liable party’s insurer. To schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case, call (210) 921-2200 today, or reach out through the online form.

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