One of the biggest fears people have after being involved in a car crash is that the at-fault driver will attempt to avoid responsibility by lying about what actually happened. Indeed, there was a time when a negligent driver could make a pretty good story at the scene of the car accident and there was very little the cops could do to disprove the story. Basically, investigations were largely based on the honor system.
Modern motor vehicle accident investigation relies very little on the admissions of the at-fault driver. Today, access to event data recorders (devices installed in automobiles to record information related to crashes), GPS data from cell phones, and cell tower data gathering takes the guesswork out of post-accident investigation.
Because of this technology, we can know how fast a driver was going, the direction he was going, whether or not the driver made any evasive maneuvers (braking or swerving) immediately before the auto crash, and his last cell phone usage before the crash.
Twenty-five years ago, a personal injury law firm was considered cutting edge if it had a fax machine. Today, modern technology takes most of the guesswork out of car accident investigation.
At Anderson, Hemmat & McQuinn, we stay up to date about the technology used to investigate car crashes so that we can better serve our clients. This technology can be used to expose the at-fault driver as a liar if that driver is attempting to avoid taking responsibility for the car accident. If you have been injured in a car crash, please call and speak with one of our personal injury attorneys today.