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
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
- Hours of service
- GPS location
- 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.
When you are represented by our Southern California
personal injury law firm, you will benefit from our:
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.