Trucks are everywhere on Tennessee’s highways. There are many reasons that trucks are involved in so many deadly accidents:
And truck accidents, especially those that involve thousands of pounds of cargo, do real damage. That’s a lot of mayhem and a lot of people with severe injuries whose lives have been turned upside down.
Truck accidents become complicated quickly. Many different questions need to be answered before a victim of a truck accident can recover for the significant injuries that truck accidents tend to cause:
These are just the extra questions raised in a truck accident. The usual questions about all motor vehicle accidents still need to be answered: was the truck speeding, did the driver keep a proper distance between vehicles, was a signal given before changing lanes, and so on.
It takes experience to get the answers to all these questions quickly and efficiently. And speed and efficiency matter when you, a friend, or a relative is severely injured, unable to work, unable to walk, unable to live as you did before the accident. The attorneys at Wettermark & Keith, LLC, in Chattanooga have that experience, and a track record of success in getting the compensation that so many victims of truck accidents so desperately need.
Event Data Recorders, more commonly called EDRs, are electronic devices that record a variety of information about a vehicle’s performance. Most passenger vehicles now have them, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has proposed that all manufacturers of “light passenger vehicles” install them beginning in September 2014.
The rule doesn’t apply to heavy vehicles, but starting in the 1990s many manufacturers of truck engines began equipping them with EDRs that capture information about how the truck was being operated at the time of a crash. That’s the good news. The bad news is that there are all different kinds of heavy truck EDRs, and they don’t all collect the same information. Most EDRs will, however, collect the basics of speed and brakes, and some can provide a lot more information about what happened just before and during the accident.
Untangling the web of electronic devices and electronic data to find and preserve the information that may be crucial to recovery for your injuries is a job best managed by attorneys who have done it many times before. Our legal team at Wettermark & Keith, LLC, has years of experience in handling accident cases, with connections to the engineers and other experts that help us make your monetary recovery possible.
Many truck accidents involve businesses and insurance companies that have a lot more money and a lot more power than the victims of the accidents. At the Chattanooga law firm of Wettermark & Keith, LLC, we can offset that with experience, diligence, and determination. The hundreds of millions of dollars we have recovered for our clients attest to it. Call us for a free consultation about the facts of your case. The sooner you get us involved, the more likely it is we can help.