We review a truck’s mechanical condition, black box, and more.
Any investigation of a truck accident should incorporate a thorough examination of the truck's mechanical condition, as well as data from the tractor trailer's on-board computer or "black box." At Arnold & Itkin LLP, we work with vehicle inspectors, mechanical engineers, and accident reconstruction experts. They are among the best in their field, and we feel confident in their ability to examine any large truck and provide clear, accurate answers to important questions.
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The goal of the accident reconstruction expert will be to determine factors such as speed, point of impact, and the time-distance relationship between the truck and the other vehicle at the time of the crash. A key to making this determination usually is gaining access to and retrieving data from a truck's black box. The black box contains information about the truck's speed at the time of impact and brake application. However, because black boxes frequently erase data, you need to get to it quickly.
Event data recorders, also known as the "black box," can be critical components of an accident investigation, showing data such as vehicle speed, seat belt status, tire pressure, and more.Learn More
Inspecting a large truck can shed light on what may have caused an accident to occur. This evidence may turn an entire case in our client's favor, enabling us to secure maximum financial compensation.
For instance, a vehicle inspector can do a full test of a commercial truck's air brake system, including:
Tire condition can also provide important evidence. A vehicle inspector will examine the following:
In particular, tread detachments can lead to tires quickly losing air and throwing the truck out of balance. Although these tread issues sometimes are caused by manufacturer defects, they are more often the result of sloppy maintenance.
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At our firm, we recognize that heavy commercial vehicles have unique features that require examination by inspectors and experts with specialized knowledge. By working with first-rate experts, we believe we can develop a superior case in our effort to secure a successful verdict and settlement for those injured in truck accidents.
Our commitment to our clients, along with our experience in this field, has enabled us to secure countless positive case results, including several multi-million dollar verdicts. Call now!