A black box is a layman’s term for an Event data Recorder (EDR). An accident re-constructionist engineer will rely heavily on the black box to determine how an accident occurred and who was at fault for the motor vehicle wreck. Assuming the EDR device is operating as the manufacturer intended it to operate and the vehicle has an EDR device installed, such data can be an invaluable tool for the collision Reconstruction. The engineer can get answers on how the crash occurred and who was at fault.
Utilizing Black Box Data to win Multi-Million Dollar Truck, Motorcycle and Fatal Wrongful Death Litigation
A personal injury attorney in Rhode Island or Massachusetts having a firm understanding of how an EDR works, can use such data to take the insurance company to the proverbial mat. Having a basic understanding of EDR data as well as an expertise in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases involving motor vehicles, trucking litigation and motorcycle accidents is paramount for the RI injury attorneys. These types of fatal death cases and catastrophic personal injury cases require a personal injury lawyer in Rhode island or Massachusetts with vast resources (deep pockets) and an understanding of data provided by the black box.
Catastrophic injury cases
EDR data is typically only used in catastrophic injury cases or wrongful death car, semi truck, or motorcycle accidents. A catastrophic injury case is usually a a claim valued at over a million dollars or multi-million dollars. A catastrophic injury usually requires a lifetime of medical treatment and may cause the victim to be permanently disabled. A catastrophic injury is paraplegia (someone rendered a paraplegic as a result of a terrible crash) or amputation (loss of limb).
Attorneys Andrus, Wagstaff state “These types of injuries can be devastating to a family and many times result in the need for 24 hour care and assistance of the victim by family members and hired professionals.” According to personal injury attorneys Andrus Wagstaff, Attorneys at Law, “A catastrophic injury can necessitate a lifetime of medical care, or repeated reconstructive surgeries. Injuries that require significant medical treatment or long-term or lifetime permanent disfigurement, impairment or disability can be considered catastrophic personal injuries. Injuries this severe cause permanent disability, significant suffering, and substantially shorten an injured person’s lifespan up to and including premature death of the victim.” https://www.andruswagstaff.com/catastrophic-personal-injury