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Are Car “Black Boxes” Real?

People have become increasingly familiar with the concept of the "black box," typically built into airplanes which record the performance of the plane during flight, and in case of a crash. Many wonder if standard automobiles have black boxes, which can come in handy especially after a Los Angeles car accident where claims are filed and the facts of the case have to be established. One can understand how, especially in a complicated car accident case, having an objective record of how and what a car did would prove very handy in establishing facts and determining liability if any.

Cars and ground-based motor vehicles actually have a version of the famous "black box" known as an Event Data Recorder, or EDR. EDR's are electronic recording devices which track the inner workings of a car prior to an accident. They take note of acceleration and speed, application of brakes and clutch, as well as other details such as whether a seatbelt was being worn at the time of a collision.

Though EDRs are a handy tool, they are not perfect. For starters, the information they record is only seconds before, during, and after an accident. While this information is important, it hardly conveys a "full story." Furthermore, EDRs are only found in very new vehicles, so obtaining one will depend on the year, make, and model of the vehicle in question. Finally, since there is a right to property within a vehicle, obtaining the EDR of an at-fault driver can be difficult. An order from the Court is usually the minimum action required to obtain such a report.

Whether or not you have an EDR relating to your Los Angeles auto accident, having a good personal injury lawyer or car accident attorney is always important. The highly skilled Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at California Attorney Group have been handling car accident cases in Los Angeles and throughout southern California for years, accumulating one of the best reputations in the area. We fight hard for our clients, and will ensure a thorough examination and presentation of the facts of your accident is conducted, always with the goal to get you the best settlement offer possible, or if your claim goes to trial, to win. Contact us today for a free consultation and we can determine the best steps for you to take as you pursue your Los Angeles auto accident claim. We can be reached at 1-800-337-8547 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-337-8547 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-337-8547 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-337-8547 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-337-8547 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-337-8547 end_of_the_skype_highlighting end_of_the_skype_highlighting.