Electronic On-Board Recorders (EOBR)

Irvine Truck Accident Lawyers

It is no secret that commercial truck drivers need to exercise quite a bit more control over their vehicles than the typical motorist in order to keep everyone around them safe. The heavy weight of their trucks – up to 80,000 pounds – and the sheer size and length of it can make maneuverability extremely difficult. Even seasoned truckers can cause a serious truck accident.

What many people do not know, however, is that many commercial trucks have an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) active while they are in use. The data collected on these computers can provide evidence that directs total liability to the truck driver for negligent or reckless behavior. In order to get to that valuable information, though, you might need the assistance of an experienced Irvine truck accident attorney.

What Do EOBRs Actually Record?

The United States Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) believes that the use of electronic on-board recorders on all commercial carriers would be more than beneficial due to their ability to provide accurate data that would otherwise be left unknown. The only mandatory use of an EOBR is for companies with unacceptable compliance or safety records, though. If it is discovered that the trucker that caused your traffic collision had an EOBR in his vehicle, that could already suggest that they have a poor driving record or a history of negligence.

Depending on the model of EOBR, it could provide information related to the truck’s:

  • Hours of service
  • GPS location
  • Speed
  • Maintenance history

Any of the supplied information can indicate serious and dangerous negligence posed by the truck driver. For example, too many hours of service logged for the truck could easily lead to trucker exhaustion.

Small Firm Service with Big Firm Results

At The Law Offices of Thomas E. Rockett, III, our Irvine truck accident attorneys understand that you might be feeling stressed and worried over what will come in the future due to your debilitating accident. We are committed to providing you top-notch service that keeps you informed and comfortable throughout the entire process. We cannot rest until we know that you have found peace of mind, and we can keep fighting against large trucking corporations for a maximum recovery that helps you pay for medical expenses, damage to your vehicle, and wages you are missing as you recuperate.

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Do you need the information of an EOBR to strengthen your case? Let us help you obtain it. Contact us today to learn your legal options and how we can support your claims.