When pursuing compensation for victims of trucking accidents, attorneys can spend dozens of hours searching for evidence that proves the truck driver and/or fleet were legally responsible for any injuries suffered by the victim. Lawyers must look through all evidence gathered at the accident site, including police statements taken from eyewitnesses and those involved in the crash. Electronic logging devices embedded in semi-trailer trucks also provide information on how many hours the driver spent on the highway before the accident, which cannot exceed 11 consecutive hours in a 14-hour window according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.1
Video Intelligence Solution Captures Trucking Accidents in Real Time
Even with these pieces of evidence, it is sometimes difficult for injury attorneys to determine who initially caused the accident. However, PeopleNet—a provider of fleet mobility technology—now offers a solution to this problem: Video Intelligence.2 This PeopleNet technology “gives users the ability to view accident footage immediately, as well as easily share specific videos with others in the organization.”2
The Video Intelligence Mobile app provides 24/7 mobile access to the Video Intelligence platform, which records footage from “backup, forward-facing, and left- and right-view cameras to create a nearly 360-degree view around the cab and trailer of the truck.”2 If trucks equipped with this technology were involved in an accident, any footage captured would serve as valuable evidence during a truck injury lawsuit.
Better Trucking Technologies = Safer Highways
PeopleNet’s Video Intelligence solution also provides companies with the opportunity to recognize and coach at-risk drivers before they cause accidents. In addition to capturing footage, this software can be fully integrated with both CSA (Compliance, Safety, Accountability) data basics and fleet mobility systems.3
With these technologies at the tips of their fingers, fleet managers can now observe any bad driving habits their employees have and correct them as soon as possible. Moreover, “some of the countries largest freight carriers have started to equip their trucks with active safety features like lane control and automatic braking.”4 In short, the more trucking technologies improve, the safer highways will be for you and your family.
Trucking Accidents Still Happen, but We Can Help
Despite these new technologies, trucking accidents happen every day. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a semi-truck trailer, our attorneys at Shannon Law Group, P.C. can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please fill out our contact form or call us at (312) 578-9501. We will provide a free no-obligation consultation if you are eligible.