Electronic On-Board Recorders

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Hurt in a truck accident? The Kansas City personal injury attorneys at the Montee Law Firm, P.C. can help! With more than 100 years of combined experience behind us, we have the know-how and practical skill to help you get the financial compensation you need and deserve. After a truck accident, you may have questions about insurance claims, lawsuits, medical bills, legal expenses and missed wages. If your truck accident was the direct result of someone else's carelessness or negligence, you may be entitled to money for any injuries sustained in the wreck. At Montee Law Firm, P.C., we are dedicated to helping people like you – people who need a high-quality personal injury attorney to help them obtain the money they need and deserve.

What is an electric on-board recorder?

Generally speaking, an electronic on-board recorder (EOBR) is a device used in commercial vehicles that keeps a digital record of how long the vehicle has been driven. Truck and bus drivers are subject to hours of service regulations. These guidelines and regulations are in place = to prevent tired driver accidents and driver fatigue. By regulating the amount of time truck and bus drivers are allowed to spend on the road, the government hopes to prevent unnecessary traffic accidents, injuries and deaths.

In the United States, many drivers use paper log books to record the number of hours they spend on the road. In 2011, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) suggested that the government implement a new rule – one that requires all commercial bus and truck drivers to install EOBRs in their vehicles. This law would impact more than 500,000 carriers across the nation. Although EOBR use is not usually required, noncompliance companies with poor records may be required to install the device in their vehicles.

Are EOBRs useful?

EOBRs are useful in a variety of ways. First, they allow drivers to avoid logging their driving hours with a pen and paper. Paper log books are cumbersome and time consuming; EOBRs allow the driver to spend more time driving and less time actually logging their driving hours. Additionally, EOBRs allow the driver to keep a clear and accurate record of their driving history. This is useful during legal procedures and roadside inspections. For example, law enforcement officers will be able to easily see how long a driver has been working by looking at the EOBR. Paper log books are less efficient and may cause confusion during a roadside inspection. EOBRs also create an accurate representation of the driver's driving hours. Inaccurate or inadequate book keeping may complicate legal matters, but an EOBR allows the driver to show exactly how much time he/she spent behind the wheel

EOBRs and Accident Liability

Have you been injured by a fatigued truck driver? If so, you may deserve financial compensation for your accident. Tired drivers pose a threat to themselves and everyone else on the road. If you've been hurt, talk to an attorney from Montee Law Firm, P.C. immediately. If a careless truck driver worked longer than he/she should have, an EOBR device may be able to help you establish liability in a personal injury case. Our firm has recovered more than $250 million for accident victims. We are passionate about helping people and believe that careless and negligent drivers should be held responsible for the accidents and injuries that they cause. To see what a Kansas City personal injury attorney from Montee Law Firm, P.C. can do for your case, fill out an online case evaluation page orcontact us directly. The sooner we hear from you, the faster we can help you get the money you need for your truck accident.